Shoshone-Bannock Tribes tout 'green manure'

Concerned about pollution in the groundwater, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho are on a mission to reduce pesticides on the Fort Hall Reservation.

As part of the effort, the tribe is touting the benefits of "green manure." Farmers can grow mustard-seed plants and other crops, which act as natural fumigants and pesticides. They cost less than the chemical products too.

The University of Idaho is helping farmers on the reservation test the system. Tribal Agricultural Resources Manager Tom Liddil said farmers across the state are anxiously awaiting the results.

Get the Story:
Green manure program hopes to reap sweet success (The Idaho State Journal 10/18)

Relevant Links:
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes - http://www.shoshonebannocktribes.com