Lower Saxony and Bremen
Landvolk foresees a growing need for irrigation in the future
Hannover (dpa / lni) – The Lower Saxony farmers’ association Landvolk expects an increasing need for irrigation in the future. Especially in eastern Lower Saxony there are numerous farmers who have to irrigate their fields to ensure yields. After the last few years of drought, the affected farmers face enormous challenges, said the rural population on Monday in Hanover on “Water Day” on March 22.
The required amount of water cannot be taken from groundwater everywhere, said Ekkehard Fricke, Managing Director of the Field Irrigation Association: Other water sources would have to be harnessed, for example, produced water, treated wastewater or groundwater. stored in basins. In addition, agriculture will have to retain and store water.