“They work day and night for me,” Antonio Zamora smiles, saying that he is standing in his glass house, “The weakest employees are insects that feed parasites who threaten black pepper.
Zamora, like most of his colleagues, does not spray his crops with pesticides, instead of placing small bags of moths on plants, leaving their products to attack parasites.
Owning two hectares (five acres) in the so-called “plastic sea”, there are approximately 30,000 hectares of greenhouse in the south-eastern province of Almeria, where most fruits and vegetables are grown in Europe.
Bright mosaic of white plastic with a Mediterranean border – which can be seen from space – tomato, cucumbers, squash, black pepper and eggplant supply supermarket throughout Europe throughout the year.
Last year, half of all vegetables exports in Spain, Almeria exported 2.5 million tons of products.
Like Zamora, all black pepper farmers in Almeria changed insecticides with “biological control” by using worms.
Almost 60 percent of the tomato growers did the same, as well as one-fourth of the producers, according to the Coquafaxal Produce Association.
According to local officials, consumption of pesticides has declined – where agriculture is about 120,000 people and 20% for economic production – up to 40% since 2007.
A trillion pest
The use of pesticides increased in the 1960s, but farmers adopted new methods under the pressure of consumer groups, except for the fact that their crops became more resistant to chemicals.
“We had to change the course, the use of pesticides has become excessive,” said Jean Van Der Blame, a biochemist in Coxfall.
The actions of ecologists of analysts in action described the change as “very positive move”.
“In many cases the reduction in the use of chemical products has become serious, and the materials that are still being used are soft,” he said.
With annual sales of 5.5 billion euros ($ 6.2 billion), the French agricultural co-operative, Invuvo recently opened “Biolin Iberia” in the middle of the plastic sea.
Within tightly sealed rooms with a temperature and humidity ratio, employees sell four types of mangoes sold in the region in Portugal and Morocco.
The company expects to generate one trillion worms this year.
With the continuous decline in prices, the sale of nearly 30 insect companies has spread to many other types of factories in the recent years around the sea of plastic.
“In terms of using biological control Spain can be considered Europe as the largest region in Europe and perhaps in the world,” said Pééérico Garcia, director of Piolin Iberia.
Chemicals are still prevalent
Sobbal said that ecologists at work said, but the path of green farming is still very long, given that many farmers still use fungicides and other different substances to disinfect the soil.
“Farmers have continued to use chemicals in a very irrational way, because they are advised to use without knowing the real cause, they are sold, sold and often used regularly.”
The ecologist said that “organic” greenhouse – with 2000 hectares in search of this type or mark – often focuses on biodiversity, or fails to pay attention to the correct soil.
European rules were not available on these issues
Sampla said that due to the increase in the amount of land used in agriculture, there is pressure on water resources in a barren area.
Agricultural engineer José Manuel Torres warned that over the years, agricultural practices favor parasitic growth, they argue that the field should stop production during the summer.
Samblaas noticed another problem: old greenhouse material often seeks its way to the Mediterranean Sea.
“We thought that Harry’s presence in this ability would be the best way for people to talk about challenges and find the best way forward,” EG told reporters in Mona Kia.
Kim was with the governor on his 45-minute visit
Nearly 1,000 workers were gathered to Mona Kia in protest of $ 1.4 billion telescope on the ninth day of protests. At the weekend, there was a crowd of 2,000 people
Ege indicated last week that she was ready to talk to protesters. But his visit and his statement on Tuesday were his first public move to that end.
“We will work together to identify the next steps, which serve all the interests of Hawaiian,” said EEG in his statement.
In relation to the priorities of the worker, his statement referred to him as the “protector” of Mona Kia rather than the protesters.
Keelah Piskota, who led the protests, said that officials should consider making Monas Ki not a telescope.
He first met with the Mayor and Governor without any progress.
“We have done all this, but in an effort to get approval, it is about installing Windows,” said Piscotta. “We really need to think honestly about our posts at this time.”