Locusts attacked more than 120 thousand hectares of farmland in the five districts of Chechnya


GROZNY, June 6 — RIA Novosti. Massive locust invasion was noted in five districts of Chechnya, in pest entered aviation, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday Agriculture Minister of the Republic.

"The agricultural land in Shelkovsky, Nadterechny, Gudermes, and partly in the Achkhoi-Martan and Sunzha districts foci with increased number of locusts. The total area of destruction of crops is more than 121 thousand hectares, "- said the source.

According to him, today the locust chemicals handled 19.5 hectares.

"It's hard to say right now what could be the extent of damages. This will be possible only after we deal with the infestation. Today, in all areas affected by the attack of locusts, is processing fields with pesticides. In the fight with them are also used light aircraft. In particular, with trikes for two days, processed more than 5000 hectares of land. In addition, the ground equipment is involved, "- said the source.

Locust — a pest of crops and wild plants, able to travel long distances. Swarm of locusts in search of food on its way destroys all vegetation.

Source: BBC News — South


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