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Swarms of Desert Locust Spotted in Southern Iran

Swarms of Desert Locust Spotted in Southern IranSwarms of Desert Locust Spotted in Southern Iran

Swarms of desert locust have been spotted in the southern provinces of Bushehr, Hormozgan and Fars by the Plant Protection Organization’s watch teams since Feb. 19, according to the spokesman of the organization, which is affiliated with the Agriculture Ministry.
“The pest has so far been fought on over 7,500 hectares of land,” Mohammad Reza Mir was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
The official said that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has warned that this year, locust infestations will be more severe compared with last year.
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