A revised charter between winegrowers and residents has been adopted in Bordeaux. It regulates the coexistence in municipalities with viticulture and is intended to protect residents from possible health damage. The charter, signed by 28 partners, sets out solutions to reduce the drift of pesticides and other conditions for dialogue and the protection of those living near vineyards. For example, the circle of people to be informed will be expanded and information will be obligatory.
The new charter also extends treatment-free zones to workers who are regularly in the vicinity of treatments. It also stipulates that residents and persons present at the time of treatment must be informed at least eight hours in advance. This is done, for example, by email, SMS or messenger services. The days and times of the treatments must be adapted to climatic conditions and the protection of insects. Exceptions are only provided for "in climatic emergencies". Then plant protection may also be carried out during periods with noise protection, when this is otherwise prohibited.
(al / Source: vitisphere; Photo: 123rf)