Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $166,147.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $87,869.00
SARE-funded research at Montana State University has demonstrated that using sheep to graze crop residue and summer fallow can address many challenges faced by wheat and alfalfa growers in the Northern Plains. This fact sheet details how sheep are effective in controlling alfalfa weevil, provided an environmentally friendly alternative to herbicides and pesticides and allowed the grower to manage erosion by controlling the amount of remaining residue.
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Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
This product is associated with the project "An Alternative to Traditional Wheat Stubble Management Using Sheep to Control Pests and Improve Soil Nutrient Cycling"