|Sumario:||The article systematizes the environmental conflict trajectory due to the use of agrochemicals, which has been recorded in the horticultural periurban of Mar del Plata, Argentina, from the beginning of the 2000s to present day. It seeks to make a first rough calculation about the complex interrelationships between environmental movements, production actors and local governments, who contributed to the controversy. To characterize these debates, its approach is expounded from the perspectives of the socio-technical and the social productivity standpoints.
Based on the questions made to the conventional production model, and because of its effects on human health and on the environment, attached to the reactive response of the production actors towards the sanction of a local ordinance, the booming of the conflict gives rise to different proposals for regulatory order that have been modified according to how the relationship of forces was being addressed at different times.
However, in recent times there has been a possible change in public policy decisions, focused on promoting alternative productive models based on the notion of sustainability. From initially regulating the use of agrochemicals to promoting alternative practices at present, the City Council has sought to arbitrate a process marked by tensions and controversies.|