Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re:Perennial ground cover/mulch for growing crops
I would be reluctant to put quack grass or any other perennial grass
purposefully into my environment.
It is a weed for me in the true sense in that I can't get rid of it. If
your climate is different from mine maybe it would not be a problem. In
fact, if it is not currently a problem, maybe it would never be.
As to pasture, it is great until you want to do something other than
pasture and it will not let go easily. A few local farmers rotate four
years of pasture/hay and they always use roundup afterwards to go back
Steve UP of Michigan
laurie (Mother Mastiff) wrote:
> Dieter mentions quack grass, an invasive plant with some good
> qualities. In the US, some people have been seeking it out for
> pasture because it is hardier and provides more protein than most
> I was considering putting it into my pasture mix.
> Dieter, why do you not want quack grass in your ecology?
> If you were feeding ruminants, would you feel differently about it?
> laurie (Mother Mastiff)
> Southeastern USA (NC and FL)