Argentina to compensate vine growers for agchem use
The Argentine authorities are to compensate grapevine growers who have carried out obligatory applications of pesticides as part of a European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) eradication programme. The animal and plant health service, the Senasa, is financially compensating growers with plots of up to 15 ha, who must submit documentation on their actions by the end of February. Those required actions were set out in December in an alert on the second wave of the pest, the Senasa notes. Those qualifying for the aid include growers who found themselves under quarantine regulations at the time of the alert. They must present receipts of products acquired in November and December that they have applied.