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Grasshoppers attack crops

Update: May, 11/2013 - 08:53

A plague of grasshoppers is munching its way through crops and plants in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang.—Photo baocaobang

CAO BANG (VNS)- A plague of grasshoppers is munching its way through crops and plants in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang.

The local Department of Agriculture and Rural Development reports that 24 localities in the province have been attacked by the insects, which have invaded at least 22 hectares of vegetation to date..

It said there were 50 to 100 hoppers per square metre, in some places, but in others there were up to about 3000.

Experts predict the plague will continue in the next few weeks, People's committees at all levels have created boards to prevent and destroy the invaders with insecticides. - VNS


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