Quarry in Rovasenda (VC)

 
The clay quarry amongst rice fields (2011). (© M.Mormile)

 
Clay is found beneath fertile soil, in our case under rice fields, thus to remove it, you first need to remove all the fertile soil, and stack it, to then put it back once the extraction is complete.
What advantage can a farmer obtain in this operation, considering that he loses the harvest? Improved land! What? The new rice fields that are reconstructed are broader than the existing ones, allowing time savings in the use of machinery, both in cultivation and harvest. It also increases the yield per hectare, given that there are no unproductive roads and embankments. Furthermore, since the new rice fields are leveled with the use of lasers, there are no depressions and unnecessary stagnation: allowing a saving on the consumption of irrigation water. On the shores of the new rice fields, shrubs and trees are arranged, with the aim of creating a "green" corridor, a thick tree hedge that facilitates the movement of animals, especially those who love the cover of vegetation, from the protected areas of the Nature Reserve of the Baragge towards the cultivated land.
In this way the product is extracted, the earth is improved and new green spaces are created for wildlife.

 

Technical data sheet

 
Technical data sheet of the quarry in Rovasenda (Vercelli)
 

Pictures

 

Earthmoving.    The dry paddy is useful to granivorous birds, which eat the grains of rice.

The intervention of excavation has reduced the number of terraces, creating better land.    The intervention of excavation has reduced the number of terraces, creating better land.

The fertile soil is preserved to be re-laid after the removal of the clay (2011).    The Whimbrel (Numenius phaepos) visits the Baraggia and the rice paddy.

The nearby Baraggia favors the exchange of animals between the natural environment and the anthropic one.    La baraggia  un luogo ideale per passeggiare in tutte le stagioni, a piedi o in bicicletta.

The Baraggia is a great place to explore in all seasons, on foot or by bicycle.    The Saturnia pavonia can be observed in April near the quarry.

The coypu (Myocastor coypus) is an animal that thrives in the surrounding area.

A couple of white storks (Ciconia ciconia), nesting close to the Plata farmstead.

Outlook

 

Visualizza GMM Rovasenda in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori