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Explained: The difference between a locust plague, upsurge and outbreak

-The Indian Express The FAO has three categories of Desert Locust situations: outbreak, upsurge, and plague. The current Locust Attack (2019-2020) has been categorised as an upsurge India should remain on high alert against Locust Attack for the next four weeks, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned amid the country facing the worst Locust Attack in 26 years. In its latest update on Friday, the FAO said spring-bred locust swarms, which...

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The swarm before the storm -KD Prathapan As the threat of a Locust Attack looms, and as climate change threatens to increase the frequency of such attacks, Indian agriculture needs a more durable and long-term strategy to fight the menace. Life in the desert is defined by scarcity of water. The harsh, prolonged dry spells further restrict the availability of food resources for much of the year. Plants and animals in the desert have evolved various strategies to...

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Locust Attack: Bihar conducts mock drills, launches awareness campaign -Mohd Imran Khan

-Down to Earth Locusts around 500 km away from districts. Experts say little possibility of them entering state The Bihar government’s agriculture department has begun mock drills in villages and launched an awareness campaign, over fears that locust swarms may enter the state. Ten of the state’s districts that border Uttar Pradesh were put high alert. The districts include Aurangabad, Bhojpur, Buxar, Gaya, Gopalganj, Kaimur, Rohtas, Saran, Siwan and West Champaran. The locusts...

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From Beating ‘Thalis’ To Revving Tractors: Farmers Try Innovative Ways To Keep Locusts Away -Tabeenah Anjum

-Outlook India This year, the first Locust Attack happened on May 11 in Sri Ganganagar and Hanumangarh districts of Rajasthan. So far, 90,000 hectares in 20 districts have been affected due to the Locust Attack. Ever since the first Locust Attack happened in Barmer in May last year, Sher Singh Thakur is having sleepless nights. His village Tambor is only two kilometres from the India-Pakistan border. The fear of locusts attacking his...

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Climate change has exacerbated India’s locust threat

-The Hindu Business Line While dealing with an ongoing invasion, the government should, however, desist from using organophosphates right at the outset, as these could have serious health and ecological consequences After nearly three decades, India is faced with a serious locust invasion. While early swarms have already reached Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra, a massive surge is expected in July as swarms are expected from West Asia and as far as the...

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