Locusts, which decimate almost all green vegetation including crops and trees, have infested parts of India and Pakistan, bordering China. Photo: Bloomberg
Locusts, which decimate almost all green vegetation including crops and trees, have infested parts of India and Pakistan, bordering China. Photo: Bloomberg
Disease

China steps up locust prevention as swarms ravage crops in neighbouring India and Pakistan

  • Beijing has allocated 1.4 billion yuan (US$200 million) for the prevention and control of pests, including locusts and fall armyworms
  • UN experts say China unlikely to suffer major infestation because Himalaya mountains act as ‘natural barrier’ for locusts in India and Pakistan

Locusts, which decimate almost all green vegetation including crops and trees, have infested parts of India and Pakistan, bordering China. Photo: Bloomberg
Locusts, which decimate almost all green vegetation including crops and trees, have infested parts of India and Pakistan, bordering China. Photo: Bloomberg
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