last year, he had almost left, says Möller. The stripes on his field in the juniper mountain between fish Beck and Wehr Bergen is located in a slight valley next to the forest. “On such a site, it needs to be dry for the sowing,” he says.

The nature wants to throw at it now, not bureaucratic rules. The guidelines for the low Saxon flower strips program, however, is a sowing to the 15. April. The reason: The eggs of the Skylark – the bird of the year – should not be destroyed. “When you do something for the bee, it is not the lark is not necessarily good for the field,” explains Hans-Jochen Klostermann, of the chamber of agriculture of lower Saxony, responsible for the district of Pyrmont, Hameln, Germany.

The Skylark, however, is not to be found on juniper mountain in the rule. However, since the Cord Möller has created the flower strips, bustling there again arable bumblebees, wild bees and butterflies. In addition to wheat, canola and barley grow on the 1,16 hectares wide strip of sun flowers, borage, small mallow, spring herb, Phacea and Marigold. The flower strips and the adjacent forest were the two habitats that are a good fit for each other, says the Hameln nature conservationists Niko Wolf for the Nabu lower Saxony. In addition, the largest Deposits of Red and black kites in the area. An indicator that the supply situation for the birds is good, says the friend of nature.

700 Euro subsidy farmers receive per hectare of flowering strips, explains Hans-Joachim monastery man. 100 get on top of it, if the farmer with the local beekeepers Association denies. A total of Hameln was in the last year, 118 the applicant, in the district of Pyrmont, in 2017, it was 112, and there is mention of the grant Agency of the chamber of agriculture. 39 350 acres of agricultural land a total of 437,48 hectares have been flowering strips (419,95 in 2017). The data refer to annual flower strips, with the more years are included.

The Cord Möller might not be so fond of. “This must annually be edited, otherwise you have too many thistles on the field,” he says. He is more likely to host a pragmatic country, has applied to the strip, because it is difficult to plow. In addition, he says, be it financially interesting. He believes that the measures promoting the biodiversity, flowering strips alone will not keep the insects die, he says. Agriculture is responsible for the development, disturbs him. He refers to all of the front gardens, where only stones. And the manure pile – used to be a breeding ground for insects – would today be covered.

A part of the grant for the flowering strips comes from the EU, the Rest of the country. Each province has also its own flower strips program, says Hans-Jochen monastery man. That explains why the timing of the sowing ends in the States at different times, in Bavaria, even in June. This would also fit the professionals from the bee Institute in Celle, much better, white monastery of the man, because in this way the bees would find later in the summer nectar.

Also Cord Möller would be the right, because the arable strips is now time to get wet. In the last year, agriculture Minister Barbara Otte-Kinast extended the deadline up to 30. April Möller hopes that it was no exception.

in 2018, so it is from the Ministry of agriculture, has been delayed sowing due to the heavy autumn and winter rainfall and the delayed phenological development. In the case of particular weather events or regional frequently occurring problems, the Ministry could allow a General exception for larger areas.

“This practice will be maintained in the future,” says a spokeswoman.

This article was written by Dorothee Balzereit

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