We protect crops such as trees and plants against weeds, diseases and pests. The government makes rules for the use of crop protection equipment. Reducing threats to people, animals and the environment.
Sustainable crop protection
The government wants us to use fewer pesticides within and outside agriculture and horticulture and by private individuals. The government wants to use this to reduce environmental pollution. There are therefore different agreements and rules.
Professional use in agriculture and horticulture
The demand for crop protection products is still high at the moment. With the Future Vision we want to achieve that plants and cultivation systems become more resilient so that fewer crop protection agents are required. It is also important that the connection between agriculture and horticulture and nature is improved. As a result of which diseases, pests and weeds are much less likely.
This also means that the use of crop protection agents can be avoided as much as possible. Are crop protection products still being used? Then this is done according to the rules of integrated crop protection. As little pollution in the atmosphere as possible. And as little residues as possible on food products. That is a high ambition.
The “Implementation and integration period for the improved Crop Protection 2030” brings the future vision into motion by aligning long-term goals with existing challenges. The campaigns are mainly aimed at agricultural entrepreneurs. The Implementation Program puts promising new ideas into practice and invests in the development of knowledge. This provides agricultural entrepreneurs with tools to apply resilient plants and cultivation systems step by step.
Environmental policy in the Netherlands
There are rules in the Netherlands to reduce the emission of crop protection products to the environment. This concerns:
- maintain cultivation-free zones;
- use spraying equipment that reduces environmental pollution by at least 75%;
- use treatment plants to clean the wastewater from greenhouses with a minimum of 95%.
Professional use outside of agriculture and horticulture
Is your company not part of the agricultural and horticultural sector? Then you are no longer allowed to use crop protection agents. There are good other options, such as fires, hot air and hot water.
The government wants private individuals to use less crop protection products. Agreements have been made for this. These are stated in the Green deal responsible private use of crop protection products.
There are eco-friendly alternatives to crop protection products you can use . For example, when maintaining your garden or if you are installing a new garden.
Encourage the use of alternatives
You can also use environmentally friendly alternatives to crop protection products like ‘ Beaverton ant pest control ‘ where their goal is to eradicate plant -damaging pests by using natural pesticide . For example, when maintaining your garden or if you are installing a new garden.