From the end of last year to now, Africa has experienced its worst locust plague in 70 years, a wave that has not stopped, and a large-scale locust plague in Iran, as far away as West Asia. On May 17, a large number of locusts invaded seven provinces in southern Iran, and more than 200,000 hectares of orchards and farmland were attacked by locusts, according tomedia reports.
“The affected areas, stretching from Iran’s eastern border with Pakistan to the south-west border with Iraq, could soon increase to 1 million hectares,” said Mohammad Reza Mir, a spokesman for the plant protection organization at the ministry. “
Iran’s military has promised to provide all-terrain vehicles to help combat desert locusts.
Locust spawning speed is particularly fast, its life is generally 3 months, the eggs hatch after 2 weeks, larvae can be feathered into insects for about 6 weeks, and then a month later can mature and ready to lay eggs, so every few months can erupt round, uncontrolled will be larger, the mother can expand up to 16-20 times.
In Iran, which is located in Western Asia, the climate conditions are very conducive to locust breeding, Iranian officials want to ensure food security, comprehensive contain ingresss with locusts, it will take longer and more efforts.