Chelyabinsk, August 10 (New Region, Alla Alexandrova) — resort area of Southern Urals asked to protect them from the onslaught of the silkworm.
As the correspondent of "New Region", in the South Urals spread of gypsy moth outbreaks and the nun moth recorded from mid-nineteenth century.
The next wave came in the current summer. Compared to 2006, the area affected forest pest in the region increased 11 times and reached 285,000 hectares, or 18% of the forest reserve. At risk was Argayashsky, Red Army, Uvelsky, Uysky, Chebarkul Sosnowski and other areas. Currently moth migrates further south: in Bredy, Kizilsky, Verkhneuralsk, Agapovka and Kartli regions.
In 2009 and 2011, the region has not received federal funding for the extermination of the silkworm, and the funds allocated by the regional program "Forest" — is 10 million rubles — was not enough. Forest management experts argue that this amount should be increased at least twice.
Due to lack of funding in the current year to process only 11% of the affected forest area of the planned: Argayashsky, Sosnowski, Etkulskom, Plastovskom, Chesmen Chebarkulsky areas and biological products processed 11,500 hectares.
Experts point: the gypsy moth is not a threat to garden plots and selhozposevov. In addition, the eating of a single leaf does not lead to its destruction and shrinkage of only 2-3 times.
In September, the South Urals conduct forest pest outbreaks of pest survey to determine the amount of funding and land for processing in the next year.
Today the authorities Chebarkulsky area Please note the disastrous situation in their territory. District officials fear that if no action is taken, the forests will be destroyed completely. For example, this year, have been invaded by moth forest near the village Sarafanov. The regional authorities have promised to take action and to invest in processing because the Chebarkul area belongs to the resort area.