Emergency situation in the Soviet district of Rostov region. Several local communities captured locusts. What is not able to make the hard winter, the insect has come to pass within a few hours — destroyed Sony acres of winter wheat, farmers bear huge losses.
"Fertility" locust — more than 400 individuals per square meter. Such indicators are disastrous for local agriculture.
"She Hatched yesterday, the day before. The area surveyed about 9,000 hectares, "- said the agronomist Reference Center Rosselkhoznadzor Soviet District Nikolai Dobrokvashin.
In two rural areas of the Soviet District introduced a state of emergency. In Kalach-Kurtlakskom result "of the" locust visible to the naked eye. Shoots on hundreds of hectares of winter crops destroyed.
"In total we have in the area have been destroyed about 280 hectares of winter wheat. If not we could overcome the locusts, will be terrible, she hatches every day, and more and more ", — says the head of department of agriculture agronomist Soviet District Administration Vasily Yegorov.
The local management of agriculture anxiously waiting in locusts grow wings and it will start to fly. Then it can cause damage to areas not in hundreds but in thousands of hectares. Now in taking emergency measures to combat dangerous pest — with fields chemicals.
All pesticides agronomist Anatoly Schepelev forced to buy their own expense, and only at the end of the season, collecting more than one paper, he can return spent — promises to make up for budget expenditures. But his farm — the exception rather than the rule. On many farms the area of money for treatment in areas of locusts not. So, where in the rough, locusts can successfully ride out the attack.
Make flights to process fields, farmers Rostov region have at least a week. Will it help in the fight against locusts become clear later, when they harvest.
Foreboding the still prosperous fields — Arriving pink starlings. Biologists know birds eat locusts. The Soviet's cruise labels — everywhere. So, pests already inhabited by tens of kilometers.