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Saving the Ant Farmers

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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  1. red says:

    Yeah…Interesting and informative. But, also true, ants here in Arizona reproduce rapidly and are voracious feeders. Every seed planted in the garden was eaten last year till the weather cooled too much for them to. Everything, even beans and such had to be started in the house and transplanted. They carried aphids into the sorghum stalks and chased off lady bug beetles. Bees trying to pollinate beans were chased off. This summer, three nests of black ants swarmed the gardens, so it was time to stop them. 1 tablespoon of borax, 3 tablespoons of sugar per nest, and most died off. Then red ants appeared and raided the nests. While no fan of red ants, I do like the horn toads that feed on them. Yes, ants do a lot of good, but too many is no less harmful than having bees hive in the house. niio

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