Inspirational ideas: Chickens tackle weeds in Portuguese vineyards
non-chemical weed control
Both for organic and conventional farmers, weed control in vineyards, orchards and between lines of horticultural crops is a challenge. Weeds under the vine rows or in the vegetable lines can reduce growth and affect yields, but mechanical weed control is not always easy to perform.
Portuguese Operational Group CMOBILE is bringing chickens into the field, to contro lthe weeds and avoid having to use synthetic herbicides. Luís Mendes, BIOPROTEC: "The chickens help to solve the weed problem in a sustainable way."