In Noord-Brabant the use of pesticides is a threat to ground water in some of the drinking water abstraction areas. A simple contract has been made between farmers and the province including an agreement on reduced use of pesticides. The farmers take measures and (try to) implement innovations and new techniques, they choose pesticides with low environmental impact and register their pesticide use. The municipalities have reduced their pesticide use to zero on hard surfaces and they aim for zero use in parks, sport pitches and golf courses.

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