TOP QUALIY product for luring in waterfowl and upland birds! Five Oaks Wildlife Services Golden Millet Waterfowl Forage will improve your waterfowl habitat and can be used to provide forage for many other upland game birds such as quail, pheasant, dove, and turkey. In duck hunting, we know food is king when it comes to attracting and holding ducks. Just as deer hunters do, a lot of duck hunters plant food plots for ducks. Golden Millet Waterfowl Forage will flourish in fields, sloughs, timber holes or almost any place where forage or wildlife feed is needed. Planting and fertilization rates should be followed as labeled on the bag.
50 lb bag.
GG-102 was developed in 2002 by Five Oaks Investments, LLC near Stuttgart, Arkansas. Stuttgart has for many years been regarded as the Rice and Duck Capital of the World. The product was developed to be used as a tool to set back succession in moist soil impoundments (duck ponds) and to grow as a second crop post harvest for wintering waterfowl in agricultural fields. You can’t control the weather, nor can you control the hatch, but you can control your habitat quality.
Golden Millet is a prolific producer of forage and aggressive grower when planted and maintained correctly. Not only does it have the ability to produce up to 3000 lbs. of food per acre, but it has the ability to produce a second and sometimes even a third crop from all the seed heads leftover and is a great bug attractant due to the immense bio mass it produces. Due to its small seed size, Golden Millet doesn’t need to be planted very deeply. In fact, simply broadcasting on the topsoil will get it to germinate if followed by a rain or if the field is flushed before broadcasting. It’s planting depth is recommended to be 1/8-1/4 inch.
There are several methods to planting Golden Millet, but they all result in straps of ducks come December! Whether you’re a club owner or simply a guy with a small pothole, there is a method to establishing a great stand of Golden Millet. It can be planted in large open impoundments or in a tucked away hole in a green tree reservoir. When planning out your food plots for ducks, be sure to leave open areas within fields. Do not plant around your blinds so decoys will be visible and will move while hunting. This will also decrease likelihood of enforcement officer accusing you of baiting.
Five Oaks Wildlife Services GG-102 Golden Millet Planting Instructions:
Best in early spring and early fall when the weather is cooler and moisture is more reliable. Plant following the last winter frost, through September 1 and allow 70 to 75 days from planting to maturity. Soil pH levels should be in the range of 5.5 -7.0.
- Shallow planting (less than 1/2 inch) is necessary for stand establishment because of the small seed size and shallow rooting.
- Broadcast seeding with a 4-wheeler, tractor or airplane on a prepared seedbed and irrigating (flushing) adequate rainfall for germination is required for stand establishment.
- A minimum rate of 100 lbs per acre (this amount may vary) of 13-13-13 fertilizer will help maximize the grain production. Fertilization rate can vary based upon the results of your soil test.
- Supplemental irrigation may be necessary after the stand is established to provide moisture for the growth and development of the millet, especially in later plantings. Golden Millet is a strong re-seeder second growing season if the waterfowl impoundment is drained slowly during the first 45 days of the growing season.