[NAFEX] weeder geese
aleguy33 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 19 10:58:56 EDT 2009
The information I have says 4-6 geese per acre. If you feed them your most common weeds as goslings they will eat them and leave your veggies alone.
From: Kieran &/or Donna <holycow at frontiernet.net>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:26:24 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] weeder geese
Back when I thought I wanted geese, I came across
info on small weeder geese that were used in cotton fields in the
south. A dozen geese could do the work of one man with a hoe. They
ran them in the fields early in the season, they ate the grass and produced a
luxury meat crop to sell. They were really necessary during the world wars
when manpower was short. I'd think that some of the organic cotton growers
ought to get in on it.
Likewise it seems that for
strawberries the geese are brought in early and get the grass out before the
plants get going good. It's not like they are standing around on the
berries in picking season. The trick is not too many geese, just
enough to do the job. Donna
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