The advantages of miscanthus as a wildlife cover are now well known. At the request of the hunters of the department, the federation of the hunters of Aisne set up an operation Miscanthus since last year.

About 15 hectares were planted in 2016, at 20 farmers' homes, and another 10 will be planted in spring 2017.

The federation assists farmers in their choice of layout, by encouraging the establishment of strips, which are very favorable to small game.

Damien Ferté, farmer in Merval, has planted 2 ha, and plans to continue his developments on his hunting territory by planting 3 ha this year. His testimony: