- Controlling weeds via hand weeding is costly on time and labour.
- Weed regrowth was fast due to not being able to treat seeds and spores.
- Difficult to plan labour due to weather.
- Essential to have a solution suitable for organic use.
How we helped
Yeo valley needed an innovative and effective solution to control unwanted vegetation around their farms and sites. Being an organic farm, Yeo Valley were limited with the options they had available to them. They decided to test various traditional methods, such as hand weeding and strimming, against Foamstream. The benefits of Foamstream were visible immediately.
The biggest benefit when comparing Foamstream to the traditional practices was the time saved, which equated to 93%. In addition to this, the fact that Foamstream minimises regrowth by sterilising seeds and spores, resulted in far fewer treatments being needed across the season, again saving time and money.
Foamstream gave Yeo Valley added benefit from opportunity-cost savings where the labour traditionally used for hand weeding could instead be allocated to undertake tasks elsewhere. As a result of these cost and time savings, Yeo Valley decided to purchase a system.