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BUND agriculture is to blame for mass accident on A19

After a sand storm out on Friday on the A19 near Rostock to a massive accident with eight dead and 131 injured, the environmental group BUND agriculture has been blamed for. "Through the years of neglect of the soil structure, the soil less and less humus content, they degrade," the agriculture critic Burkhard Roloff told the press. The upper crumb dry up by the wide use of artificial fertilizers. The lower the humus content, especially in the lighter soils in the vicinity of the accident was, the easier game had the wind, the Bund employees.
He was also the big agricultural structures from GDR times without hedges partly responsible for soil erosion. The wind erosion is the major fields in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern much larger than for example in Schleswig-Holstein, where the fields have relatively a more manageable size.

As total nonsense called Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Bauer President Rainer Tietböhl under which these allegations. It has now prevailed for six weeks significantly drought, so that no farmer had to make an accusation. "The people say, are unaware of agriculture," an annoyed Tietböhl. He also rejected the theory that the use of fertilizer was to blame for soil quality. "60 to 70% of the straw, which is also humus remains in the field. Then comes to manure, manure is to be used partially, that's all humus, which we carry out the field. "

"Squalls are not uncommon in the north," said Gerhard Lux ​​also, spokesman of the German Weather Service. In Mecklenburg had on Friday with gusts measured top speed of 117 km / h been. Farmers from the area tried to stop the sand by manure was sowing the surrounding fields. These notes are to be managed according to press reports.