Crops at risk as southern China battles worst locust infestation in decades

//Crops at risk as southern China battles worst locust infestation in decades

Crops at risk as southern China battles worst locust infestation in decades

Farmers in southern China have spoken of the devastation caused by one of the worst locust infestations in decades, saying the impact was far worse than they could have imagined. “On each corn plant there were 30 to 40 locusts and very soon the leaves were all gone,” Lin Yichen, a villager from Pacuo in Yunnan province, said. “The leaves on the bamboo trees in the mountains were also eaten up two to three days after the locusts arrived. “When we walked by those trees, we could clearly hear…

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