Teltow (dpa / bb) - Brandenburg's farmers rely more on species protection when cultivating their land, according to the state farmers' association.

Among other things, it is about a near-natural use of grassland, said state farmers' association President Henrik Wendorff on Tuesday in a message on the day of species protection on Wednesday.

In Brandenburg, around 160,000 hectares of grassland are used, which is more than half of the total area.

According to him, many farmers have voluntarily undertaken various species protection measures for years.

The Havellandhof in Ribbeck (Havelland district) was won as a model company.

Measures are being tested there that have a positive effect on water, air and soil fertility and thus on biodiversity.

According to the information, farmers are also creating a longer-term habitat for flora and fauna by creating flower strips.

Long-lasting blooms encourage insects, and the dense vegetation provides cover for other insects and wildlife.

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