Wednesday 20 January 2021 - 9:41:31 pm
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ADAFSA controls desert locust attack in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 20th January, 2021 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) surveyed 200,967 donums to monitor and track the migration of desert locusts across border regions adjacent to the UAE during 2020. ADAFSA’s control teams sprayed about 85,948 donums of infested regions using the recommended pesticides, to reduce desert locust’s impact on crops and production. For nearly two-and-a-half months, ADAFSA’s control teams continued efforts in controlling desert locusts since spotting it in Dalma Island’s farms, on February 22nd, 2020. This...