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  5/7/2013, Iyar 27, 5773

Agriculture Ministry Reports Success Against Locusts


Despite the sighting of millions of locusts in areas along the Egyptian border, the Ministry of Agriculture reported, Tuesday morning, that it has been dealing successfully for two months against swarms of locusts that have invaded southern Israel.

A ministry statement said, "As of this moment the situation is under control. Ministry teams have been spraying the locusts that have hatched in the Negev region for about two weeks, after hatching areas were monitored, and the dispersal and density of larva per unit area was observed. Spraying was done from the ground and the air, at the same time."