Aug. 5, 2019
Agricultural inspection by the Gramde do Sul Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development (Seapdr) is structuring permanent teams to oversee the use of herbicide 2,4-D in soybean crops. The initiative will cover the Campanha, Santa Maria and Campos de Cima da Serra regions, where there are a greater impact of herbicide drift on sensitive crops such as grapes, apples and olive.
According to state agricultural inspector Fernando Turna, former president of the Association of State Agricultural Inspectors of Rio Grande do Sul (Afagro), this new reality will imply the displacement of servers between the municipalities of the regional.
The implementation of permanent teams aims to comply with Normative Instructions 05 and 06 of 2019, which establish rules for the use of the herbicide. In this context, it will be up to the state agricultural inspectors to verify, in their routine actions, whether the name of the worker applying 2,4-D is in the register of applicators, for example.