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Water celery and sago pondweed #7451260 03/06/19 12:03 AM
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Anybody plant either of these for ducks? How did it do? What part of the state?

Thinking of adding one or both of them to a 5 acre pond in far northeast Texas. The pond is long and skinny, 50-70 in width, straight as an arrow and deepest dead center. Just a hole in the tall pines. I have added a drain pipe to be able to pull about 30 of water out and can expose about an acre of mud at each end. Max depth when hunting is 7-1/2, average 42 and about 50X120 thats 6-18 deep at each end. Last August we planted about an acre of jap millet between the two ends and a couple random spots down the bank. This year we are adding smartweed and rice as well as replanting millet. Might try bringing in some duckweed this year also. Im wondering if any of you think either of these are something I should add or should steer away from. We typically shoot teal, woodies, gadwall and hooded mergansers at this place. Can pump water from adjacent pond also.

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Re: Water celery and sago pondweed [Re: rickym] #7452353 03/07/19 03:15 AM
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Get a water test done. Look at your turbidity and ph level. Both of those plants require clear water to succeed. I wasted a bunch of $$ and time trying to plant both of those in the past. A good indicator is the ponds around you. If they arent growing in your area its for a reason. Both of those are very prolific in texas naturally under the right conditions.

Sago/longleaf pond weed likes clear water that stays avert constant level.

Water celery likes shallow/clear water. Big fluctuations in water level and clarity with kill both of these plants.

If you can draw down and plant millet that will be your most consistent producer

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