Horse Farm Weed Control: Myths and Misconceptions
Pasture Myth #1: Herbicides are toxic to horses
The history of pesticides is a bit sketchy
Old pesticides photo
Pasture Myth #2: Herbicides are the best answer for weeds
Pasture Myth #3: Horse paddocks are always weedy
All horse pastures look like this - right?
Horse paddocks are not weedy by necessity
Stocking number is important
One way to do rotational grazing
Pasture Myth #4: Goats can clean up a weedy pasture
Goats eat everything?
Goats prefer woody plants
Goats can help, but they're still goats
Pasture Myth #5: Herbicides and fertilizer will restore the pasture
Role of herbicide and fertilizer
Pasture Myth #6: Horse paddocks need healthy forage
Are you land limited?
Do you need the pasture to provide nutrition?
Proper expectations is key