Domestic Birds as Weed and Insect Pest Biocontrol Agents: Field Experimentation and On-Farm Evaluation

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1995: $25,200.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $21,136.00
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: potatoes
  • Fruits: apples, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: asparagus, onions, peas (culinary), peppers, tomatoes
  • Animals: poultry


  • Animal Production: grazing - multispecies
  • Crop Production: intercropping, multiple cropping
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, community-supported agriculture, feasibility study, risk management
  • Pest Management: biological control, weeder geese/poultry
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, permaculture
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, analysis of personal/family life, community services, employment opportunities, sustainability measures
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