Locusts threaten Russian harvest
LOCUSTS are threatening to destroy much of Russias harvest, reports The Daily Telegraph.
The pests have been swarming north of Kazakhstan and have already invaded 23 crop-growing regions of Russia.
The agriculture ministry has only a third of the amount of insecticide needed to deal with the invasion.
- Russia needs 70m tonnes of grain, FWi, 08 April, 1999
- The Daily Telegraph 15/07/99 page 19 (World Bulletin)