More than 20,000 hectares treated with insecticides against locusts in Dagestan

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In Dagestan, an area of 21 thousand hectares has been treated against locusts. Of this, 16.8 thousand hectares were treated using ground equipment and more than 1.6 thousand hectares with the help of aircraft. The territories of Nogaisky, Tarumovsky and Kizlyarsky municipal districts were treated. Centers of Asian locust activity are also observed in the coastal areas of the Caspian Sea and the Agrakhan Gulf. According to current environmental regulations, treatments are prohibited in these areas.

Agricultural lands located in the vicinity of the environmental protection zone are constantly monitored by the operational headquarters for locust control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Dagestan.

According to Dagestan branch of Rosselkhozcenter (federal state budgetary institution Russian Agricultural Center), this year the total area affected by locusts in the republic is 47 thousand hectares. Treatment is carried out using special equipment and in cooperation with land users. In case of an emergency, 2 tons of insecticide are kept in reserve.

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