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Multi-Species Grazing and Leafy Spurge manual coverA comprehensive, easy-to-read manual on using multi-species grazing as an effective leafy spurge management tool.

by Steve Merritt, Chad Prosser, Kevin Sedivec and Dean Bangsund

If you’re interested in using sheep to manage leafy spurge, TEAM Leafy Spurge has a must-read manual that will likely answer most of your questions. "Multi-Species Grazing and Leafy Spurge" is a full-color, 28-page how-to handbook that focuses on multi-species grazing as a tool to manage leafy spurge, improve range health and productivity, and potentially add a profitable enterprise to existing ranch operations.

The manual covers all of the basics. Topics include how multi-species grazing works, what can be expected from multi-species grazing programs, diet selection, stocking rates, fencing requirements, predation and more. The manual also features an extensive section on economics.

"Multi-Species Grazing and Leafy Spurge" was published by the USDA-ARS TEAM Leafy Spurge area-wide integrated pest management program. TEAM Leafy Spurge is headquartered at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Northern Plains Agricultural Laboratory in Sidney, Montana, and managed in conjunction with the USDA-Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service.

If you are interested in obtaining copies of the "Multi-Species Grazing and Leafy Spurge" manual you may contact TEAM Leafy Spurge by e-mailing a request to teamls[at]sidney.ars.usda.gov, (please replace [at] with @ when sending an e-mail) or by writing to TEAM Leafy Spurge, USDA-ARS NPARL, 1500 N. Central Ave., Sidney MT 59270.

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