Desert locusts arrive in southern Iran: report

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-10 20:26:03|Editor: huaxia

TEHRAN, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Huge herds of desert locust have arrived in southern region of Iran, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday.

It is estimated that the number of migrant locusts to Iran will triple the number of the groups which entered the country before, according to the report.

The first generation of desert locusts attacked Iran in April 2019. During the attack, Plant Protection Organization of Iran battled the pest across 750,000 hectares.

At that time, Iran's provinces of Hormozgan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Khuzestan, Bushehr, Fars, Kohgilouyeh-Boyerahmad, South Khorasan and Ilam were swarmed by the pests.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has predicted that swarms could also invade Iran's central Kerman Province and Jazmourian Lake region, an inland basin in southeast Iran in their new wave of migration.