Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Southern regions of Russia are annually invaded by locusts. This year the most problem zone is the Limansky district of the Astrakhan region. Young locusts are greedily eating plants, it’s a serious damage to agriculture.

In fighting the insects an An-2 plane is being used, it is spraying pesticides from the air on the larvae spreading spots, besides, some tractors and manual sprayers are in operation.

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Preliminary survey of the territory is being carried out by schoolchildren, they are running about the fileds and fixing focuses of mass reproduction of pests.

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

The photo taken last year

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

After the survey professionals start to work.

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Tank filling with pesticides

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Spraying equipment

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

Fighting the Swarms of Locusts

In a month the locusts’ wings will open and they will start migrations in the air.

Location: Limansky district, the Astrakhan region

via maxik2k

4 thoughts on “Fighting the Swarms of Locusts”

  1. Very interesting. Glad to see “young pioneers” enlisted to help. So, the locusts are like imperialists? Or fascist invaders? The pilot looks like a true warrior.

  2. What those guyz above me said + KILL EM ALL!! Oh, and the guy loading the plane with the pesticide hose should do himself a favor and wear some gloves. Pesticides build up a tolerance that can kill when the dosage reaches criticle levels. I’ve seen it happen.

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