MSU Organic Farming Study Finds Diverse Benefits Using Sheep

An MSU professor of land resources and environmental sciences is part of a research team working to enable farmers who grow organic crops to save money, reduce tillage, manage weeds and pests, and reduce the risk of soil erosion. The team placed sheep at the heart of the project, and by doing so, the MSU scientists were able to find out that an integrated cropping system that uses domestic sheep for targeting grazing is an economically feasible way of reducing tillage for certified organic farms.

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