Monday, October 27, 2008

Not too shabby, sheep

Back in September we talked about these awesome goats being used as a new form of weed control by a forward-thinking developer out in California. Yesterday the NY Times reported about the growing popularity of sheep grazing industry as "a low-cost, nontoxic tool in the battle to control leafy spurge, knapweed, dalmatian toadflax and other invasive weed species."

As far as I can see, it's environmentally friendly solution that really diminishes the alternative: harmful chemicals - which I think is the point. Experts however, are a little fuzzy on the "effectiveness" and concerned about the sheep worsening the problem by picking up the invasive weeds in their wool and spreading them to new areas.

Read the article here.

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