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Ten hectares of diverse food crops have been stricken by a swarm of locusts in the Manhica, Marracuene and Boane districts of Maputo province, adversely affecting about 160 families whose sole basis of subsistence is agriculture.
Director of Agriculture in Maputo Province, Leonor Neves, outlines some of the measures used to combat the plague.
“We’ve used 800,000 millilitres of pesticides in these districts in our efforts to control this plague. It’s not enough, but it is also necessary for producers to monitor the pest and advise us so we can supply the products in good time,” she said.
The locust is generally considered under control in Maputo province.Source: Rádio Moçabique
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