No chemistry on communities 2

No chemistry on communities


Chemical synthetic pesticides should not be used in areas affected by the Ganderkesee community: This request by the Greens was rejected by the Committee on Agriculture, the Environment and Climate Protection now overwhelmingly – against the votes of two Greens. Why? Because, according to the administration, the community has long banned pesticides from its arsenal.

On public green spaces, to which the utility is northwest, and previously a construction yard, and which it will manage, chemical-synthetic substances will not be used since 1989, the administration assures. And on compensation areas, which are leased by the community for the protection of nature, totaling about 68 hectares, since 1992 there have been adequate conditions in the lease agreements. Exceptions to this obligation are only possible in the fight against neophytes such as giant hawthorn or cherry – such cases would then be discussed in the technical committee and pesticide treatment only with his consent.

The Greens, however, were not happy with this information. "We want to completely eliminate pesticides," demanded her councilor Michael Sorg. So, even on land leased for agricultural use, toxic substances should not be used. The municipality generally could not require it, the administration says, "but generally" there are conditions that tenants must abide by. This covers an area of ​​22 hectares in total. The use of chemical pesticides is not prohibited for agricultural use, but only the tested agents can be used.

Incidentally, the board was also hit by another agenda item on how strict the policy of controlling plants for environmental compatibility was: their proposal to use "suitable herbicides" on flowerbeds covered with soot grass and sour was rejected by the board, entirely by all 13 members.