Regional Government
Citizen Space
Business Space
About Azores
  news Legislation Schedule Communities Contacts Portal Map Links Help
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA
See in: entities  

Presidency of the Government
Vice-Presidency of the Government, Employment and Business Competitiveness
Regional Secretariat for Social Solidarity
Regional Secretariat for Education and Culture
Regional Secretariat for the Sea, Science and Technology
Regional Secretariat for Transport and Public Works
Regional Secretariat for Health
Regional Secretariat for Energy, Environment and Tourism
Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Forestry


Get News of the Government by RSS - click here
Know more about RSS ...


Ponta Delgada ,  June 11, 2019

Regional Government reinforces use of alternative solutions to herbicides

The Regional Director for Public Works and Communications stated today that the application of thermal weeding to control the growth of vegetation on the roadsides and footways in urban areas "is one of the viable solutions to complement the mechanical means already used and a gradual alternative to the use of herbicides in rural areas."
Frederico Sousa spoke in Furnas on the island of São Miguel after observing the application of this technique. With the use of thermal weeding, he pointed out that the Regional Government "is adopting a more environmentally sustainable solution for weed control, which contributes to landscape integration of the regional road network and of the surrounding areas."
Thermal weeding is a weed control technique through the direct application of water vapour that causes the destruction of plant cells at elevated temperatures, being an environmentally sustainable method.
Frederico Sousa stressed that measures such as this one and others, namely the reuse of grass cuttings residues through mechanical means, will contribute to greater sustainability and to the preservation of the environment.
The Regional Directorate for Public Works and Communications is currently monitoring the effectiveness of this solution in order to plan the extension of its application, especially in urban areas.


Official government press-releases presented in all foreign languages interfaces of the Azorean Government Portal (Portal do Governo dos Açores) are a sub-set of the government's official press-releases daily output and are chosen for translation and publication on the foreign language interfaces based on audience segmentation criteria. The entire collection of the Azorean government press-releases is available in portuguese, here, from the GACS Press Office site.

   Print   Send Send News   GaCS GaCS Site   Regional Press Regional Press   rss  

Last News

Advanced Search >>

This e-mail address is at your disposal for you to place your questions to the Regional Government of the Azores.
Ask the Government!


Health Ombudsman
Listen to this Page LISTEN
Go to top of page TOP
help HELP
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA

Símbol of Acessibilidade on Web
main | President | Regional Government | Citizen Space | Business Space | About Azores | My Site