Vegetative buffers yield many benefits for poultry farms

7 benefits of vegetative buffers
calendar icon 20 December 2022
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Vegetative buffers offer aesthetic, poultry-management and disease-control benefits to producers, in addition to showing the farm’s commitment to environmental stewardship, said Paul Patterson, PhD, former professor and Extension poultry specialist and now professor emeritus, Pennsylvania State University.

He noted seven benefits of vegetative buffers in a presentation at the 2022 Midwest Poultry Conference:

  1. Neighbor relations: Landscaping helps beautify the farm and buildings or screens the view from the road and neighbors. “Often, the act of planting trees and shrubs is viewed favorably and can appease neighbors when tensions are high,” he said.

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