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When Wild Rice Is Cultivated.

Svedarsky, W. Daniel, Jay T. Huseby, and Richard D. Crawford.

The effects of cultivating wild rice on waterfowl and on water quality were examined during a three-year study ending in 1997 at a series of wild rice paddies along the Clearwater River in northwest Minnesota. The paddies provided sago pondweed as well as wild rice seed to eleven major species of migrant waterfowl. Analysis of the breeding success of eight different duck species in the paddies showed that duckling production was good and matched or bettered records from several other wetland areas. The paddies were also attractive to a number of nongame birds. River water samples showed that during the wild rice growing season some parameters increased (including fecal coliform and suspended solids) and other decreased (pH and dissolved oxygen), yet river water values were all within the standards set by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
28 (1): 13-17.
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Reporter 28 (1)

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