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#ethiopia #war #locust #swarm
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#MI17 #HELICOPTER developed by @IAF_MCC ने विकसित केलेली टोळधाड नियंत्रण यंत्रणा @PashokMT
@ParagKMT @ShreedharLoniMT @MTjitendra @shree_brahmeMT @mataonline @aparanjape @Girbane @nitinwelde @nitinpurandare
Anticipating Locust attack, Ministry of Agriculture signed a contract with M/s Micron, UK to modify two Mi-17 Helicopters for spraying atomized pesticide to arrest Locust breeding in May 2020.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the UK based firm would be able to manufacture and supply the modification kit to IAF only from Sep 2020 onward for system integration and testing.
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An avg #locust swarm, can have 40~80 million locusts that can devour as much food in 1 day as 2,500 people or 10 elephants. In the first breeding period, locusts increase by 20 times; in the second, by 400 times; and, in the third breeding period, by 16,000 times.
#Locusts are actually spl kinds of grasshoppers known for their gregariousness, which means their bodies actually change as they socialize into swarms, change color and grow bigger muscles as they gather into massive clouds, moving 150 Km/day across landscapes & devastating crops
Desert locusts only lay eggs in moist soil. When heavy rains come in to saturate the desert, locusts—ever the opportunists—breed like mad and fill the soil with their eggs, perhaps 1,000 per square meter of soil. When those eggs hatch, they have plenty of vegetation to eat.
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Sindh CM @MuradAliShahPPP writes to PM @ImranKhanPTI on the #Locusts attack in different parts of Sindh reminding him of an aerial spray - as Plant Protection Dept lies with the Federal Govt. The #LocustPandemic is also equally fatal for crops as #CoronaPandemic for us - humans!
The letter further says, 'a massive #Locust attack is expected next month. Farmlands in #Sindh would once again come under attack of locust swarms from Iran by May 15, 2020'.

Ironically, from same #Iran's Taftan border, first ever #Corona +ve entered into Pakistan 2 months back.
The letter alarms bells for entire country with a prediction by UNs FAO that 'this year locust attack in Sindh will of severe and may continue for another two years. The situation is likely to create a disaster leading to famine and threat of food security in the entire country'.
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#LockdownZim Diary 📔 To keep myself and the kids sane in these 21 days, we will be looking for Bugs, Pests and Beetle in the garden 🐜 🐛 🕷 #Covid19Zim
Day 1
Scary hairy caterpillars. Almost started WW3 with neighbor becoz they hatch in a large Strangler Tree in my yard! ImageImage
Day 2
She’s a beauty, isn’t she? But could turn out a pest when she molts 😬. There’re lots like that 🤣😜 Image
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