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  1. 'Starling squadrons' to tackle locust plague

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng About 100 counties in Sichuan province are under siege from swarms of locusts descending on rice crops in an average density of 100 per plant, the China News Service reported ... and pesticides to combat the plague. The locusts are expected to head west and north. Xinjiang is preparing for the influx by setting up artificial nests to attract starlings to catch the locusts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602853/starling-squadrons-tackle-locust-plague
  2. Swarming over locust records

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Ancient Chinese invented many things. A lesser-known innovation was the collection of records of locust infestations over more than 1,000 years. Ma Shijun of the Chinese ... collection of the data to determine patterns in locust populations in a bid to predict future swarms. Contrary to a popular misconception, migratory locusts are solitary insects but during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608778/swarming-over-locust-records
  3. Locust fight always left too late, says scientist

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The marauding masses of locusts that chomp their way across the north and east of the country each summer could be stopped if authorities took preventive measures rather than purely reacting to the problem when it arises each year, experts have said. Last year locusts ravaged vast swathes of the country, forcing officials to spray expensive and damaging pesticides over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420950/locust-fight-always-left-too-late-says-scientist

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