We have always used either rice or millet. They both work.I’m going to plant a 100 acre crawfish pond to attract ducks this fall. My local farm rep suggested a sorghum - sudangrass hybrid at a rate of 30#/acre. Does anyone have experience with this grain good or bad.
What part of the country are you in? Guessing southern since you mention crawfish....YUM lol. Options are endless it just depends on how much effort, money, and what your hopes are for success. Personally I'm not a millet fan. The blackbirds eat it all before the ducks ever get to it in our part of the flyway. IMO I would find out what your neighbors do and how successful the are on the birds, then I would go with something just a hair better. Milo, rice, buckwheat, are good choices. Corn is AWESOME but it is expensive and if you don't do it right as in just like you are farming to harvest the corn crop for real then it won't do much good and your water level has to be just right for it too.I’m going to plant a 100 acre crawfish pond to attract ducks this fall. My local farm rep suggested a sorghum - sudangrass hybrid at a rate of 30#/acre. Does anyone have experience with this grain good or bad.
I lived in Louisiana for over ten years and 2016 after two major floods I left for high ground, sure do miss the food and Mudbug Maddness.I’m in Louisiana. I have the equipment and was planning on investing a couple thousand dollars for seed and other stuff. The nearest neighbor that plants something for ducks are about 10 miles away and they plant rice because that’s what they farm.