By John Smith • 15 April 2020 • 13:09
One of the many open spaces in La Linea
Credit: La Linea Council
A TOTAL of €81,000 has been allocated by Cadiz Province to test the effectiveness of a sustainable attack on insects and pests using ecologically sound products.
Whilst a great deal of the funding will be used on farms, an element has been made available to the council in La Linea de la Concepcion in order to focus on non-polluting alternatives to the use of the herbicide glyphosate and other organophosphates, products found in river water and food as they affect, not only the people who apply them, but the environment as well.
Relevant departments will prepare an inventory of the main uses of herbicides in public spaces and gardens and on plots and sides of roads, so that alternative substances such as acetic acid, pelargonic acid, essential oils, water vapour, hot air, or foam will be applied in these locations to remove weeds.
These actions will be carried out in phases and will begin with the planning and setting of objectives and will end with the preparation of a technical report and the dissemination of the results obtained.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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