Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:31

Locust Egg Beds Found In Tableland

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The Ministry of Agriculture has found three separate Moruga locust egg beds in the Tableland area.

The discoveries were made by a joint team of staff from the Ministry's St. Patrick East, Victoria, Nariva/Mayaro, and Caroni Counties engaged in a practical locust training session.

Agricultural Assistant III, Rudy Ramdass, leading the training, said the egg finds represent a positive sign in the Ministry's efforts toward the effective control of locust populations in the area.

He said traditionally, egg beds are much harder to find as they tend to be isolated in highly forested areas and are only revealed after they emerge in the hopper stage.

He said the egg bed stage is critical as thousands of locusts can be killed at this juncture, as opposed to the hopping or adult stage.

He added that locusts have been settling as far as 40 feet from their nesting sites in areas like Tabaquite, Brasso, Piparo, Caparo Valley, and Tableland.

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