Rice Seed - Rice will make an excellent supplemental planting for any waterfowl species, especially mallard ducks. This versatile food plot seed can be seeded into a prepared seedbed, mud flat or right over the water. It will mature in 75 days with an abundance of seed.
Planting Date: June - August
Rate: 40 lbs. per acre or 1 lb./1000 sq. ft. Use higher seedling rates if direct seeding into water (up to 100 lbs.).
Depth: 1/2 -1"
Variety: Wells or Taggart
Method: For water seeding, water must be 6" deep or less. Presoak seeds in a large container. Skim off floating seeds. After 24-36 hours drain and place seed in a wet sack (burlap or a pillow case will work fine), for the next 24 hours turning the sack occasionally and keeping it moist in a shady warm area. Seed is now ready to water broadcast. Seed can also be broadcast or conventionally drilled into a firm seedbed, no till drilled into a killed sod or broadcast onto mudflats. Flood irrigate to control weeds
Best For: Duck