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.
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.
The photo taken last year
After the survey professionals start to work.
Tank filling with pesticides
In a month the locusts’ wings will open and they will start migrations in the air.
Location: Limansky district, the Astrakhan region