[NAFEX] weeder geese
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Jun 19 11:10:53 EDT 2009
That's the rub. You have to get goslings that haven't been exposed to
other geese and essentially "train" them. You may spend more time
raising and training the geese than you would have spent weeding. If
you get adults, they often already have bad habits and they pass those
bad habits to the others in the flock. Nowadays we use lots of mulch
for weed control and encourage garter snakes to control the slugs.
Much easier to deal with than geese.
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On Jun 19, 2009, at 7:58 AM, Kevin Moore wrote:
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
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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