Hey Scank II

jerry d

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Since you're a rice farmer, I have a question that should be right down your alley.

Educate me - how long does it take to effectively rot rice straw. How long does the water need to be on the straw.

After a flood up at, or near, the start of the season, I've pulled decoys at the end of the season and the straw tangled around the weights doesn't look rotted to me but the farmer starts draining the fields soon after the season ends.

Just wondering.

Thanks Dude........
 

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Best to start decop water immediately after harvest. Some people chop the stubble, disc lightly, or harrow the stubble. Again, the most effective time is right after harvest. Rice stubble and straw does not decompose effectively in cold water temperatures. That's why farmers flood when the temperature is still in the 80"s. The warmer the temperature the better the "rot."
Flooding after duck season would be useless because of the cooler temperatures.
 

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