INTEGRATED CROP AND LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS

Meredith is part of a growing international group of researchers exploring integrated crop and livestock systems around the world.  Her particular interest is on farmer's adoption of integrated crop and livestock systems, perceived benefits and challenges of the systems, and the policies that can hinder or drive adoption of such practices.

Meredith's system of expertise is in New Zealand, where she is investigating the integration of sheep into vineyard systems. Her recently published work found that sheep integration created both ecological benefits through reduced mowing and herbicide use as well as economic benefits to farmers for input and labor savings.

Additional information on our international group can be found here.

A vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand that uses sheep for grazing among the vines.

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University of Vermont

Burlington, VT 05405

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