Altai steppe areas attacked locusts

Altai steppe areas attacked locusts

The Mikhailovsky and Uglovsky Altai Region, the struggle with the Italian locust — locust gregarious form.

According to Zoya Sherbinina, chief of plant protection branch "Rosselhoztsentra" number of insects in these areas exceeded the permissible norm. The treatment must spend 17 thousand hectares of arable land. Soon locusts may appear Klyuchevskoy and Kulunda areas.

"Italian locust among the most dangerous types of pests — told Zoe Shcherbinina. — Special appetite locusts wakes up in hot weather, when it lacks moisture."

Another dangerous pests, meadow moth, is also beginning to spread across the Altai region — he has appeared in 13 districts.

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