Controlling Weeds Around Livestock Barns
By Danny McDonald, Ph.D |
Weeds are simply undesirable plants in a certain situation. Around agricultural facilities, any plants growing close to the barn could be considered a weed. These plants provide harborage and/or food sources for rodents, snakes and insects. Weeds prevent insecticides applied to the exterior of the barn from contacting the soil and side walls and, therefore, waste much of their application. Proper weed management can also reduce labor costs from mowing and increase speed of, or even eliminate, weed trimming.