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Desert Locusts Spread Across More Provinces

Desert Locusts Spread Across More Provinces Desert Locusts Spread Across More Provinces

The fight against the desert locust, the swarms of which pest were first spotted in Iran’s southern provinces on Feb. 19, has increased to 30,700 hectares so far, according to the head of the Plant Protection Organization of Iran.
“We had a video conference regarding the matter with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust and officials from neighboring countries on Thursday. Given FAO’s reports that this year’s attacks by swarms of desert locust in the region will be more challenging compared with last year, it is necessary that our neighbors also embark on a full-scale battle against the pest for the fight to be effective,” Mohammad Reza Dargahi was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.

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