White dune snails are wreaking havoc on grape vines in South African vineyards. Ducks - and not chemical pesticides - are being used to fight them. That's good news for bees and other insects.
A quack squad of ducks is fighting snail infestations on South African vineyards.
A South African vineyard has found a novel way to control pests without resorting to pesticides. It has put over a thousand Indian Runner ducks to work.
Grape rot fungus costs the global wine industry millions each year. Amid health concerns over chemical solutions, a natural alternative is being tested in France's Bordeaux region - with positive initial results.
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