THIRTY Teulada-Moraira landowners and growers will be compensated for damage to their vines.
The town hall is now assessing the cost of the harm done by the company contracted to clear weeds and vegetation rural verges, which ignored instructions by spraying glyphosate pesticide which spread to vines in fields and terraces adjoining the roads.
The company was supposed to fumigate the verges by hand but instead had used sprinklers that spread the deadly glyphosate to nearby vines.
Owing to the probable contamination of 1,000 vines, the town hall called a meeting with growers whose land adjoins the treated areas.
Worst-affected are the Rei, Sant Miquel, Del Pas, La Font d’Horta, La Font Santa roads as well as the Teulada-Moraira Cami Vell.
The town hall’s Agriculture Alejandro Llobell explained to the grape-growers that they can make claims by filling in a form, indicating the area and number of affected vines so that the town hall can assess the damage and apply for appropriate compensation.
The forms are available at the town hall in Teulada and l’Espai la Senieta in Moraira.
Llobell apologised for the carelessness of the Sevilla-based ccompany, which he explained was contracted by Teulada-Moraira former local government.