Areas where diseases and pests subject to quarantine discovered are kept in quarantine. When these diseases and pests endanger plant production and could not be controlled, the areas are quarantined, with the aim of leading farmers to grow alternative crops in contaminated areas. Potato growing has been prohibited within and around the areas contaminated with potato wart factor which is subject to quarantine and which could not be controlled. In order to compensate the economic loss of producers due to prohibition, it has been required to take quarantined areas under the scope of support.
Upon the Cabinet Decision published each year, areas quarantined with potato wart disease are paid support per decare in order to support the recommended applications in these areas. On the other hand, Legislation on the Traceability of Potatoes Grown for Commercial Purposes was published in the Official Gazette No. 27214 dated April 29th, 2009 and entered into force. The mentioned legislation imposed a condition to plant potatoes for cooking purposes once in three years in the same area. Therefore, the farmers growing alternative consumption products out of potato, seedling and sapling due to quarantine will be provided with alternative support payments for the same parcel once in three years, upon the Decision No. 2010/1 dated January 13th, 2010 of the Agricultural Supporting and Guidance Board.