Locust swarm decimates crops in Sardinia

phys.org | 4/14/2010 | Staff
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Millions of locusts have devastated at least 2,000 hectares of crops in Sardinia, Italian farmers union Coldiretti said Monday, with experts calling the invasion the worst in six decades.

The most affected areas are Nuoro, Ottana and Orani in the middle of the Mediterranean island, with many areas blanketed by the insects, Coldiretti said in a statement.

Invasion - Area - Years - Entomologist - Ignazio

The locust invasion is the worst in the area in 60 years, local entomologist Ignazio Floris told La...
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