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Targeted Grazing or Managed Herbivory is carefully controlled grazing of livestock to accomplish specific vegetation management objectives. This precise application of grazing can be honed into a powerful weed management tool. Biologically sound tools are needed to manage the weedy exotic plants that are invading into and devastating natural plant communities across North America.

Prescribed Grazing Principles:

Use of Goats as Biological Agents for the Control of Unwanted Vegetation – North Carolina State University (by JM Luginbuhl & others) web page
Meat Goats in Land and Forage Management – North Carolina State University (by J M Luginbuhl, & others) web page
Recent Perspectives on Using Goats for Vegetative Management in the U.S. – Langston University (by S. Hart) pdf file
Sustainable Use of Goats as a Vegetation Management Tool – Langston University (by E. Nelson Escobar) web page
Recent Perspectives in Using Goats For Vegetation Management in the USA – Langston University (by S. Hart) pdf file
Sustainable Use of Goats as a Vegetation Management Tool – Langston University (by E. Nelson Escobar) web page
Vegetation Management Using Sheep – Government of British Columbia web page

Weed Management – Specifically:

Prescription Grazing for Rangeland Weed Management – University of Idaho (by R. Frost & K. Launchbaugh) pdf file
Sheep: A Method for Controlling Rangeland Weeds – Sheep and Goat Research Journal (by B. Olson and J. Lacey) pdf file
Manipulating Diet Selection to Control Weeds – University of Idaho (by B. Olson) pdf file
Weed Control Methods Handbook, The Nature Conservancy, Chapter on Grazing – (by M. Tu & others) pdf file
Consideration of breeding objectives in small ruminants used for vegetation control and landscape maintenance – Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland (by E. Martyniuk & W. Olech) pdf file
Weed Control and Fire Hazard Reduction in Forest Ecosystems with Sheep Grazing – Purdue University (by T Longwell & others) web page
Steps for Turning Your Cows Into Weed EatersLivestock for Landscapes (by K. Voth)web page

Fire, Riparian, Orchards, Forests, and Other Settings:

Managed Grazing in Riparian Areas  -Applied Technology Transfer For Rural America (by B. Bellows) web page
Weed Control and Fire Hazard Reduction in Forest Ecosystems with Sheep Grazing – Purdue University (by T Longwell & others) web page
Forages for Plantations Crops – Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (by H M Shelton & W W Stür)pdf file
Controlled Grazing in the Management of an Apple Orchard – McGill University (by Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario) web page
Use of Goats as Biological Agents for the Control of Unwanted Vegetation – North Carolina State University (by JM Luginbuhl & others) web page

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