>Here is a reference to an article in /The New Farm/...
>Weeder geese boost berry profits $222/A: unlike herbicides, ...
>Your university's ag library may have issues of /The New Farm/ on
>file. As you can see, the author there is Craig Cramer, another
>SANETter. Though I find it hard to believe that geese won't drift,
>given half a chance. :^>
That article was about a woman in Minnesota who used weeder geese in
strawberries. Worked quite well. To prevent "goose drift" she used
electronet fencing. My recollection is that it's an art akin to rotational
grazing. You have to control the goose stock density and timing relative
to the size of the weeds and the size of the crop. Not a panacea. But
well worth the investment in high-value crops.
>I wonder whether there isn't further info on weeder geese in
>/Controlling Weeds with Fewer Chemicals/, which Craig edited in his
>Rodale days...? Criminy, what was the date on that--'90? '92?? Why
>do I remember something this esoteric? Demmed if I know.
It was '91. The same article appears in that publication. No additional
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