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Locust swarms invade Gumare area

IN CONTROL: Clifford Molefe

Swarms of African migratory locusts continue to ravage crops in the Gumare area ahead of harvest season.

Since the outbreak of the locusts in mid February, 27 fields have been affected, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food resources has confirmed.

Public Relations Officer in the Department of Crop Production in Maun, Clifford Molefe, confirmed the locust outbreak and noted that several fields were affected. "The damage is not so bad, but they have disturbed some crops.”

The locust swarms are concentrated in fields surrounding Gumare village, including Mothokakobo, Qurube and Samotsho...

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