Russia’s southern region of Stavropol will contain a locust invasion within seven or eight days, regional Agriculture Minister Alexander Martychev said.
The region sprayed pesticides over 282,000 hectares (696,800 acres) and will continue anti-locust measures over the remaining 46,500 hectares this week, Martychev said in a statement published on the ministry’s website today.
Stavropol is one of Russia’s top grain-growing regions. It accounted for about 8.7 percent of Russia’s total grain crop last year after it harvested about 8.2 million metric tons of grain, according to the state statistics data.
To contact the reporter on this story: Marina Sysoyeva in Moscow at firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at email@example.com