Astrakhan. July 7. INTERFAX.RU — Astrakhan region treated with chemicals against insects over half of infected grasshoppers.
"The area of infection is greater than 100 hectares. Processed about 55 hectares, "- said Thursday the agency" Interfax-South "Agriculture Minister Ivan Nesterenko Astrakhan region.
He noted that the locusts do not harm the region's economy.
"In the north of no threat. On the south, where it is impossible to work on water (spray chemicals over ponds smoking — IF), working on the land. No damage. Most grasshoppers focused in the reeds (reeds can not mow, as a number of birds nesting lose — IF), "- said Nesterenko.