What can I plant in an area that floods frequently?

By Grant Woods,

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What can i plant in the fall in areas that stay damp and prone to holding water at times for deer? This area is on the edge of a swamp and i am limited on options. Area is in south eastern most part of mississippi. I have researched every avenue short of hauling in dirt. Not even mississippi state had information that i could find.


I’m not aware of any quality forage crop that does well in saturated soils.  It may be best to plant annuals like wheat or the Broadside blend in this area during the fall when conditions are normally drier.  During wet years it may be best to skip planting this spot.

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November 23, 2015