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Chile to fumigate vine moth areas

Chilean authorities are joining forces to fumigate quarantined areas against grapevine moths ( Lobesia botrana), national media report. The Chilean agriculture and cattle service, the SAG, and regional rural development offices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Indap, say they are most likely to spray areas with insecticides from helicopters. They will apply insecticides across areas where two examples of the pest were found in pheromone traps. Both were caught in November. The SAG launched a containment plan for the pest in August 2008, aiming to eradicate the moths in any area in which they were found.

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