Domestic sheep can manage fallow: AGWEEK

By: Jenny Lavey, Montana State University News Service

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Using domestic sheep rather than traditional farming equipment to manage fallow and terminate cover crops might enable farmers who grow organic crops to save money, reduce tillage, manage weeds and pests and reduce the risk of soil erosion, according to Montana State University and North Dakota State University faculty members.

The preliminary results are from the first two years in a long-term U.S. Department of Agriculture research, education and extension project, which is showing several environmental and economic benefits for an integrated cropping and livestock system, says Perry Miller, MSU professor of land resources and environmental sciences, who is part of the research team.

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