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Duckweed.....in new pond. #8152851 02/02/21 08:30 PM
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So, now that this season is over we are looking at doing a little project in this offseason on our farm. We currently have about 8 acres levied and water controlled. Below that is a small cattle pond that was already there with big acorn trees almost in a large circle with one or 2 in the middle. We are looking at expanding this pond to about 2 acres in size and leave all acorn trees around it. And maybe one or both in the middle.
We have noticed that the ponds in our area with duckweed floating on top just gets pounded by Gadwalls and Mallards. Just trying to add to the buffet line!

My question is, can you just bucket some duckweed from another pond and dump in yours? Ive heard thats all it takes, but feel it cant be that simple. Anybody got any experience with this stuff? Growing it, moving it, etc.


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Re: Duckweed.....in new pond. [Re: Sinkey] #8152872 02/02/21 08:47 PM
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Short answer is yes. Long answer is technically it's illegal so don't get caught.

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Re: Duckweed.....in new pond. [Re: Sinkey] #8152904 02/02/21 09:11 PM
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It's not illegal since it is a native plant. Put some water in an ice chest, grab a clump of the duckweed and transport to your pond.

Re: Duckweed.....in new pond. [Re: Sinkey] #8152938 02/02/21 09:31 PM
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You are on the right idea to add to the buffet table. But let me cuation you, not all oaks can stand water for long periods of time. There is lot of concern on the consist flooding in hard woods timbers on the production levels of flooded oaks. So, find out what types of oaks are near by and there wet/ dry needs.

ideas on other species:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs142p2_016986.pdf

As to the duck weed, it can be a nuisance if the birds do not show up to feed on it in that it grows fast, other wise it good food.
https://aquaplant.tamu.edu/plant-identification/alphabetical-index/duckweed/common-duckweed/

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Where can you buy duck weed ?

Re: Duckweed.....in new pond. [Re: Schat] #8154178 02/03/21 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Schat
You are on the right idea to add to the buffet table. But let me cuation you, not all oaks can stand water for long periods of time. There is lot of concern on the consist flooding in hard woods timbers on the production levels of flooded oaks. So, find out what types of oaks are near by and there wet/ dry needs.

ideas on other species:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs142p2_016986.pdf

As to the duck weed, it can be a nuisance if the birds do not show up to feed on it in that it grows fast, other wise it good food.
https://aquaplant.tamu.edu/plant-identification/alphabetical-index/duckweed/common-duckweed/




Some good info here! Thanks bud!


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Re: Duckweed.....in new pond. [Re: sallysue] #8154272 02/03/21 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by sallysue
Where can you buy duck weed ?



Some shady widgeon tried selling me some at a park in Colorado one time.

Re: Duckweed.....in new pond. [Re: ducknbass] #8154391 02/03/21 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by sallysue
Where can you buy duck weed ?



Some shady widgeon tried selling me some at a park in Colorado one time.


roflmao But he called it "grass" not "weed!"


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