Bamboo locust disaster struck Hunan Province







According to Changsha Evening News reports, reporter recently learned from the Hunan Provincial Forestry Department, due to the fine and hot dry weather which continued from mid-July to early August, disaster caused by wide spreading of bamboo locust occurred in a number of regions in Hunan Province including Changsha, Yiyang, Changde, Shaoyang and many other areas. The affected area increased from 230,000 acres to 310,000 acres with further impact on the bamboo industry. At present, Hunan has taken three major measures to curb the locust disaster: Trap and kill the matured locust; Chemical control in the key regions; strengthen the monitoring, investigation of the spawning grounds, and lay the foundation for next year’s prevention of the disaster.

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