Control of Eastern Red Cedar and Multiflora Rose by Nutrient Management and Intensive Grazing
Eastern red cedar and multi flora rose are pervasive weed species in the Mid-Atlantic States. This project will attempt to control these species without the use of chemical herbicides, instead using intensive grazing. An additional goal of the project is to demonstrate that by using Best Management Practices and applying fertilizer according to soil test and nutrient management plans, a producer can sustainably apply organic fertilizers without negative impact to the environment. An organic fertilizer will be used in the form of turkey litter from local producers. Intensive grazing of cattle and goats will be used to control the weed species.