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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-04-2018, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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What can i broadcast in the swamp?

I have several areas on my property, about 1/4 acre each where it is always swampy, with mostly cattails growing.
Is there anything i can broadcast in these areas that would be beneficial to wildlife? would wild rice, millet or sorgum grow and get eaten.. There is not enough standing water in these areas to attract ducks.
Thanks for any suggestions.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-05-2018, 10:12 PM
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Millet would definitely grow....the birds in the area would love that. It can survive in standing water, as long as it has some leaves above water level. Sorghum would probably grow, probably better in the drier areas.

We have planted buttonbush in the areas around our duck pond....deer will browse on the leaves - I know you said not enough water for ducks, but ducks feed on the seeds. The blooms would likely be good for your local pollinators, but I am not a pollinator expert. The buttonbush can grow in standing water as well.

I hate cattails, so we have tried to eliminate them at the duck pond.
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