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"Quack squad", the latest weapon for eco-friendly winemaker

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 00:45

A vineyard in South Africa is using an army of ducks to help control snails and pests attacking grapes, which has significantly reduced the vineyard's use of pesticides. Rough Cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) It's the running of the ducks. Welcome to South Africa's Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch. Twice a day, more than 1,000 Indian Runner ducks are released in the vineyard. Their mission is to hunt snails and pests feasting on budding vines. The ducks are guided by a herder. They can clear up to a whole hectare a day. Thanks to their busy bills, the vineyard has significantly reduced the use of pesticides. In honor of their quack-tacular contribution, the farm has produced a wine named 'Runner Duck'.

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"Quack squad", the latest weapon for eco-friendly winemaker

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 00:45