Worst locust infestation since 2014 in Oman

T TV Tuesday 11/February/2020 21:30 PM
By: Times News Service

In one of the worst locust infestations since 2014, millions of insects have swarmed across hundreds of thousands of hectares of land in Oman.
37 teams have been deployed in Oman to control the spread of the winged insect.
“The climate and geography in the Sultanate have made for a good breeding ground for locusts to multiply. A single female locust can lay up to 100 to 300 eggs. And when the conditions are right, the population can explode very fast. Locusts travel by wind, and they can travel at least 150-200 km a day.” - Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Locusts were controlled and destroyed within 4,553 hectares, from November 2019 to February 2020.