Herds of roes they go to quench their thirst in the vineyards of the Florentine countryside, eating the refreshing and succulent ones grapes. And so the farmers, a few weeks after the harvest, find 'potential' crops completely devastated and even broken shoots, such as to compromise the following year as well. It happens in Val d'Elsa and in the area of Certaldo (Fi), underlines the Cia Agricoltori Italiani Toscana Centro, after numerous reports from farmers. “Unfortunately, the damage is considerable - says Andrea Pagliai, vice president Cia Tuscany Center and CIA representative in the ATC5 -, the little juice left with the drought inside the grape, is tempting to roe deer that can thus quench their thirst and find relief.
But by decision of Ispra it is closed until August 15 the selection hunting of roe deer, therefore it is not possible to limit in any way the attacks of these animals. At that date, in the vineyard, there will be no more grapes left to harvest: for those who find themselves in this situation, the vintage is strongly compromised. Where the roe deer pass the damage at the production level is 100%". Even fences for wild boars are not enough, in fact the roe deer is a much more agile animal able to overcome these barriers easily.
“For the roe deer you need fences of at least 2,20 meters high, so the vineyards are completely defenseless ”adds Pagliai. "This is a further serious problem for the companies in this area in a summer marked by severe drought and the atavistic lack of water resources - adds Sandro Orlandini, president of Cia Toscana Centro -, without forgetting the skyrocketing increase in diesel fuel and production costs, given by the effects of the war in Ukraine, with record inflation underway and with the usual problems, from the wild boar emergency to the bureaucracy "(source: Arch Hunting).
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