Green blue veining

Green/blue veining on Hoeksche Waard

Project

Green/blue veining on Hoeksche Waard. The design of a spatial image appropriate for natural pest control.

Assignment

To design a spatial image of the desired situation for the green/blue veining on Hoeksche Waard, with the function of natural pest control in agriculture.

Explanation

If the landscape of Hoeksche Waard is to be preserved, the agriculture on the island must be sustainable. This means that agriculture will put less strain on the environment and nature. Green/blue veining is important not only for restoring and prettifying the landscape, for biodiversity and for small-scale recreation; it is also crucial in natural pest control. Important preconditions are the topology and quality (management) of the green/blue veining. Recent scientific data were used to formulate spatial norms for the green/blue veining at local and farm levels. For this, farmers and other stakeholders analysed the current situation and visualised the desired situation. Using the spatial norms for the green/blue veining they were able to formulate the tasks for the region and for individual farms. A number of spatial and organisational strategies were formulated in order to achieve the desired situation.

Added value for the customer

Using the result, stakeholders established a strategy that will effectively and rapidly reach the desired situation, link up with ongoing initiatives and make use of enthusiastic trendsetters. The spatial norms helped bring together the various parties and to stimulate implementation projects.

Abstract

Green-blue landscape networks link private and public interests at different spatial scales: the case of the Hoeksche Waard. Eveliene G. Steingröver, Willemien Geertsema and Walter van Wingerden, abstract

Report

Green and blue veining: agro- biodiversity as innovation for sustainable agriculture.  VROM /Allister Slingenberg, ECORYS Nederland BV, report

Relationship between crops, their most important insect pests and their natural enemies
Relationship between crops, their most important insect pests and their natural enemies
Two examples of do's and don'ts when laying out and managing green/blue veining for natural pest control
Two examples of do's and don'ts when laying out and managing green/blue veining for natural pest control