An Alternative to Traditional Wheat Stubble Management Using Sheep to Control Pests and Improve Soil Nutrient Cycling

Project Overview

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
Region: Western
State: Montana
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Patrick Hatfield
Department of Animal and Range Sciences
Sue Blodgett
Montana State University, Dept. Entomology
Dr. Hayes Goosey
Montana State University
Duane Griffith
Montana State University, Ag Econ and Ext Dept

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Agronomic: wheat
  • Animals: sheep


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, winter forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Natural Resources/Environment: habitat enhancement, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: biological control, flame, integrated pest management, physical control
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, employment opportunities
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.