Rotational Grazing of Sheep to Control Weeds in Christmas Trees

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1996: $1,325.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $32,750.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Additional Plants: trees
  • Animals: sheep


  • Animal Production: grazing management, grazing - rotational

    Proposal summary:

    Paulie Drexler, will attempt to use a small flock of sheep, in a rotational grazing system, to control weeds in her 600-tree Christmas tree plantation. Her goal is to reduce fuel and herbicide inputs in the tree operation.

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