birding-aus ducks and rice and pests

Subject: birding-aus ducks and rice and pests
From: "Cilla Kinross" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 16:48:38 +1000

I have recollections of a documentary (not recent) about Chinese (?) rice 
farmers who keep ducks specifically to keep the number of pests down 
in their crop. They took them for strolls through the fields every 
day to clean up the pests (and presumably ate them at some point in 
time).  I'll chase around and see if I can dig up some more 
recent information on this.  

Cilla Kinross (Orange NSW)


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