A wine grower of Côte-d'Or is soon summoned to the court for refusing to treat the vines against the leafhopper insect. In June the prefectural imposed that "all the vineyards of the Côte d'Or use a single application of insecticide " against leafhopper insect vector golden Flavescence , a vine disease present particularly in the north Macon , Saone-et -Loire.
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"I refused to do this treatment ," said Emmanuel Giboulot , which operates ten hectares of vines biodynamically on the Côte de Beaune and Haute- Côte de Nuits , confirming a report bastamag.net site . "We know that the systematic treatment does not solve the problem," he said. " Even natural insecticides are not harmless because they are not selective and all auxiliary fauna is destroyed . However, our approach biodynamic , which is applied to our vineyards since the 1970s , is to work on the biological balance . "
After an examination in July of the Regional Directorate of Agriculture, Emmanuel Giboulot has been summoned to the delegate of the public prosecutor of the district court for a criminal Beaune composition. Scheduled on November 12 , his appearance has been postponed to the 24 of February 2014
In this meeting, the AFP was able to consult , it is criticized grower a "refusal to carry out measures to protect plants against pests in this case by refusing to treat against the golden Flavescence ." He faces up to six months imprisonment and a € 30,000 fine. " It seems they want to make an example and that lack of experience and judgment on things ," said Emmanuel Giboulot .