European growers can apply for compensation in case of pest outbreak

In the near future, Dutch grower may receive compensation for destroyed plant material in an outbreak of a disease or pest, says state official Sharon Dijksma (EZ). The European proposal by the Plant Health Regulation states that Europe plans to put aside funds to compensate affected growers.

The compensation only applies if the pest is a priority organism.
This means that a fee is only provided if a given organism causes significant damage to one or more plants with a combined annual production value of more than 1 billion (throughout the European Union). 


Which organisms are among the priority organisms is not yet clear, nor are the consequences for the Dutch agriculture and horticulture. Dijksma will spend the next months getting more clarity from the European Union.


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