T&D World Magazine

Cattle Grazing for Brush Control

Maintenance of a power line compatible plant community on right of ways requires periodic interventions. The intervention normally consists of mechanical clearing followed by herbicide applications. A distribution line right of way southwest of Camrose, Alberta was recleared in 1986. Cattle were used to graze .58 ha of right of way in 1988 and 1989

To avoid the use of herbicides, grazing has been proposed as an alternative control measure. This study examines the efficacy of cattle as brush control agents...

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