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ducks, crawfish, rice, and duckweed

 
Tokunbo Popoola
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i was looking up information about rice, and duckweed... i found maybe 1 to 2 studies about it and also another plant in it that you do at the same time i cant remember the name. aole or something like that it's americas native water base plant. anyways i was wondering if you ran the ducks between the rows the baby ducks do you think the crawfish would try for them?
 
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theres a guy on here (i wish i remembered his name) who grows rice with ducks, he grows azolla (or duckweed) between the rice as well as some other things, he says ducks do rice wonder upon wonder but you have to let them in at just the right time for the ducks and the rice so they will help your crop not hurt it
 
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tquote=Devon Olsen]theres a guy on here (i wish i remembered his name) who grows rice with ducks, he grows azolla (or duckweed) between the rice as well as some other things, he says ducks do rice wonder upon wonder but you have to let them in at just the right time for the ducks and the rice so they will help your crop not hurt it


that's the name of it.. azolla i was reading a sci article from a village who was doing just that ... in my pond i notice crayfish had started moving in it isnt a huge pond tho..

anyway i was thinking about that article and i was like i wonder if you could mix, ducks, frogs, azolla, duckweed, and crawfish//// or another water base crop that could be used in rotation when the field was flooded but no rice gets planted. i know that prolly one item would eat all of the other.. i also thought about how in japan catfish grow in the rice fields.. they put their spawn .. makes me kinda wonder how much you could really get out of the land.. you harvest the Azolla once per week then harvest duckweed daily until draining .. you bug problem is taken care of for the most part cos of all the predors there food problem is taken care of cos it's everywhere and there manure is rich .. also you could even do a pen around the border once the ducks grew too big or waiting while there too small and rotate them along it. plus wouldnt there be less weeds if you put a weeds plant in yourself

my pump level about this is so freakin high it's out of control all i can think about is this frogs, bats (colony ) on property
found it -- sorry it's not all in english.. usa farmers dont seem to be doing this method. also they are saying that they want to do something like "dry" rice farming now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D6HlPR_cE4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7jj4ZHgFeM&NR=1&feature=endscreen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5AUIXBF5Pw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrFJ9-Kuqq4

also ... side note rice-fish that everyone knows about but i still like.. but wouldnt work were i live.. since there is so many crawfish near me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejP1VflTZ4A
 
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