Argentina braces for second locust swarm of the year

Argentina’s farmers are on alert for crop damage as a second swarm of locusts arrives from Paraguay.
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“The swarm detected in Formosa advanced in a southern direction,” Senasa said in a statement. “The wind allowed it to move quickly and is expected to approach Rio Bermejo [on 21 July]. So the alert is extended to Chaco province.”

Argentine agricultural health officials are in touch with their Paraguayan and Brazilian counterparts to monitor the situation, Senasa said.

“If you see locusts, tell Senasa. The more in touch we are, the better prepared we will be,” the statement said.

Argentina is among the top global grain producing nations. Commodity crops like soybeans, corn and wheat form critical elements of human diets and livestock feed.

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“The swarm detected in Formosa advanced in a southern direction,” Senasa said in a statement. “The wind allowed it to move quickly and is expected to approach Rio Bermejo [on 21 July]. So the alert is extended to Chaco province.”

Argentine agricultural health officials are in touch with their Paraguayan and Brazilian counterparts to monitor the situation, Senasa said.

“If you see locusts, tell Senasa. The more in touch we are, the better prepared we will be,” the statement said.

Argentina is among the top global grain producing nations. Commodity crops like soybeans, corn and wheat form critical elements of human diets and livestock feed.

Read more about this story here.

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