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26366 Gap Rd, Brownsville, OR 97327

RiverRefugeSeed@gmail.com   

541-466-5309

waterfowl mixes

We are happy to blend any custom mix FREE of charge.

Mix #1                                                                                                        

mix #1

$6.65 /lb

60%   WILD MILLET / WATERGRASS

40%   PENNSYLVANIA SMARTWEED

Here are two of the puddleduck’s favorites in a mix at a special price. They are similar as they both have hard seeds that can be submerged but they last into the winter without sprouting or rotting. When flooded, the ducks will forage through the wet straw to find the seed that has shattered from the seed head. This mix is easy to grow and produces a ton of seed. The ducks will always leave plenty of seed so it will volunteer year after year.

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 20-25 lbs per acre at 1/4" deep.

mix #2

Mix #2                                                                                                        

60%   WILD MILLET / WATERGRASS

20%   PENNSYLVANIA SMARTWEED

20%   AMERICAN SLOUGHGRASS

$6.65 /lb

This is a good mix of reseeders. They all thrive in damp marshy ground or will grow on average soil with little or no irrigation. They produce lots of seed. Flood in fall to attract all waterfowl.

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 15-25 lbs per acre 1/4"-1/2" deep.

Mix #3                                                                                                        

mix #3

$12.75 /lb

50% WESTERN MANNAGRASS

35% AMERICAN SLOUGHGRASS

15% SHORTAWN FOXTAIL

$37.50 /lb

This mix of native perennials grow from 1 to 3 feet tall. These species like to be planted in areas that stay underwater for most of the winter and can stand to be inundated even into the late spring or early summer. The mannagrass is one of the first plants to have grassy leaves floating in the waters surface as early as January. The foxtail and American Sloughgrass soon follow as the water recedes and becomes shallower. During this early period, invertebrates and crustaceans thrive on the submerged leaves. This becomes a great waterfowl attractor. By mid summer the seeds shatter from the heads and fall into the vegetation. As it floods in the fall, ducks love to forage for these seeds and once again for the invertebrates that inhabit the wet matted straw.  This mix can be managed to attract waterfowl year after year.

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 15-20 lbs per acre at 1/4" deep.

moist soil management mix

Moist Soil Management Mix #4                                                                                                        

$13.75 /lb

25%   WILD MILLET / WATERGRASS

20%   WATER PLANTAIN

18%   WESTERN MANNAGRASS 

10%   PENNSYLVANIA SMARTWEED

10%   AMERICAN SLOUGHGRASS

10%   MEADOW BARLEY

  5%   SHORTAWN FOXTAIL

  2%   WAPATO

This is a mix of grasses and forbs that produce an abundance of feed. They are either perennials or readily reseeding annuals. Using the moist soil management techniques, you can draw your water down at the best time to stimulate growth. All of the species in this mix perform well with each other and will produce lots of waterfowl attracting feed.

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 15-20 lbs per acre at 1/4"-1/2" deep.

Mix #5                                                                                                       

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$6.25 /lb

50%   WILD MILLET / WATERGRASS

50%   AMERICAN SLOUGHGRASS

Both produce a ton of good edible seed. Both can grow in water and will give you multiple years without replanting.

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 20 lbs per acre. 

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Mix #6                                                                                                       

$10.50 /lb

50%   WESTERN MANNAGRASS

50%   AMERICAN SLOUGHGRASS

These are both perennials. They both produce lots of seed. The manna, when mature, will be the first long green grass floating on the water in late December. These are some of the only grasses, that once established, can thrive under water for the winter. Both produce great natural habitat for the invertebrates that the ducks love in addition to seed. 

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 15-20 lbs per acre on surface to 1/2" deep. 

Mix #7                                                                                                       

mix #7

$1.15 /lb

50%   POCO BARLEY

50%   BUCKWHEAT

They have a short growing season of 8 to 10 weeks. Plant dryland then flood when ripe or plant adjacent to hunting ponds.

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 75 lbs per acre at 1"-1 1/2" deep.

Wild millet, or watrgrass, and golden millet mix

Mix #8                                                                                                       

$2.75 /lb

50%   WILD MILLET / WATERGRASS

50%   GOLDEN MILLET

Golden Millet has tall visible seed heads that hold their seed and remains standing while wild millet seed heads shatter under the straw which keeps the ducks coming back.

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 25 lbs per acre at 1/2" deep.

 

Mix #9                                                                                                       

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$12.95 /lb

80%   WILD MILLET / WATERGRASS

20%   SWAMP TIMOTHY

This mix is an excellent blend of two waterfowl favorites that are easy to get established in seasonally flooded areas and provide such an abundance of seed that they readily reseed themselves year after year.  These two species compliment each other nicely as the Wild Millet grows tall, up to 6’, the low growing Swamp Timothy fills in the understory creating a layering of feed that keeps the birds coming back. 

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 10-12 lbs per acre at 1/4" deep.

Swamp Timothy and Wild Millet or Watergrass

Mix #10                                                                                                       

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$1.80 /lb

50%   WILD MILLET / WATERGRASS

50%   WHITE PROSO MILLET

This mix works well in areas that won’t be flood irrigated. When flooded for hunting, the birds will feed on the standing proso first. As that is eaten, they will forage in the down straw for weeks, cleaning the Wild Millet. The Wild Millet will volunteer the following year.

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 25-35 lbs per acre at 1/2" deep.

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Mix #11                                                                                                      

$13.95 /lb

70%   WILD MILLET / WATERGRASS

20%   SWAMP TIMOTHY

10%   PENNSYLVANIA SMARTWEED

Arguably the top three wetland waterfowl food sources on the west coast, this mix is an ideal blend of high yielding, easy growing, and readily reseeding wetland annuals that give waterfowl a nice variety of feed.

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 10-12 lbs per acre at 1/4" deep.

Mix #12                                                                                                      

mix 12

$0.95 /lb

50%   WHITE PROSO MILLET

50%   SUDANGRASS

These two grasses compliment each other—Proso low growing / Sudan tall. Flood for waterfowl or leave dry for Upland. Plant annually after last frost. Will grow west of Cascades with no irrigation.  

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 25 lbs per acre at 1"-1 1/2" deep.

Mix #13                                                                                                      

poco early spring pea mix

$1.35 /lb

50%   POCO BARLEY

50%   EARLY SPRING PEA

This mix is a 50/50 blend of our two quickest maturing species, each reaching maturity in just 60 days. This makes it an excellent choice for higher elevation areas that have shorter growing seasons.  This mix can be planted on average soil as long as good soil moisture is available. 

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 100 lbs per acre at 1"-1 1/2" deep.

60%   WESTERN MANNAGRASS

30%   WATER PLANTAIN

  5%   WAPTATO

  5%   BUR-REED

$17.95 /lb

Native Shallow Water Mix #14                                                                                                      

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This mix is ideal for shallows up to 12" deep in marshes, swamps, streams and ponds.  Each one of these native perennial species will sprout under and grow up through the water.  These plants provide great habitat and the waterfowl devour the seed heads, foliage and tubers. 

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Planting can be done by broadcasting seed directly in to water or on to open mudflats at a seeding rate of 15-20 lbs/acre.

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Brackish Waterfowl Mix #15                                                                                                      

$11.50 /lb

35%   WILD MILLET / WATERGRASS

30%   AMERICAN SLOUGHGRASS

20%   PENNSLYVANIA SMARTWEED

10%   SWAMP TIMOTHY

  5%   ALKALI BULRUSH

This mix of reseeding waterfowl favorites can be grown in seasonally flooded areas that deal with mild to moderate brackish water conditions and alkaline soils.  A great option for brackish marshes such as the Suisun Marsh. 

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 20-25 lbs/acre at 1/4" deep.

Dike / Berm Mix #16                                                                                                      

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$6.95 /lb

50%   ANNUAL RYEGRASS

30%   CREEPING RED FESCUE

10%   CREEPING BENTGRASS

10%   SHORTAWN FOXTAIL

This mix is ideal for covering dikes, levees, berms and any other ground surrounding your impoundments.  This blend of grasses creates a quick growing mat that stabilizes the top soil and helps prevent erosion from periodic overflows. 

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant at a rate of 1 lb per 1,000 square feet at 1/4" deep.

Mix #19   (NEW)                                                                                                   

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$6.95 /lb

80%   WILD MILLET / WATERGRASS

20%   RIVER REFUGE CRABGRASS

This mix is a great duo of fast, easy growing annuals that can volunteer back each year.  It will thirve in seasonal wetlands that draw down in the spring and summer and can even handle some mild drought conditions.  The mix will mature in 60-80 days.  

 

Planting Instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 20-25 lbs per acre at 1/4" deep.