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Grass moths attacked China again,90 times more than last year, and 100 million acres of agricultural land suffered a redat

[China News]     25 Feb 2020
Turf moths re-attacked china 90 times more than last year-more than 100 million acres of farmland-known as the "king of invincible destruction" by the treat meadow moth, with the characteristics of rapid migration, strong reproductive capacity, harm and heavy damage, the common country food and agriculture organization (fao) early warning as a major global agricultural pest. China's Ministry of Ag...

Grass moths attack China again More than 90 times as much as last year,100 million acres of farmland were called "king of invincible destruction" by threat grass. Common China`s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns of major global agricultural pests.

China`s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs issued the 2020 National Plan for the Prevention and Control of Grasshoppers, showing that the number of grass bugs in wheat fields in mainland, Yunnan and Sichuan, has surged 90 times over last year and is expected to affect about 100 million mu of farmland.

Grass moths attacked China again,90 times more than last year, and 100 million acres of agricultural land suffered a redat

On February 21, China`s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs issued the 2020 National Plan for the Prevention and Control of Grasshoppers, showing that as of February 10, about 600,000 mu of farmland in China`s Yunnan, Sichuan and other areas had been attacked by grass moths,90 times that of the same period in 2019. (Photo: Donald Hobern/Wikimedia Commons)


According to the daily economic news, the plan shows that as of february 10th, about 600,000 acres of farmland in china`s yunnan, sichuan and other places had been attacked by grassy moths,90 times that of the same period in 2019.

The report said the moths continued to breed in winter, two months earlier than in the same period last year and affected 113 counties in southwestern and southern China. Wheat fields such as Yunnan and Sichuan have seen local insects, breeding one or two generations in the field, a higher number than last year.

In yunnan, about 53 counties have already seen insects, while in laos, near yunnan, there are 1.12 million acres of farmland. In addition, the monitoring also found that overseas grass moths continued to fly into yunnan and hainan and other places, resulting in internal and external insect attacks, pest control situation more severe.

It is reported that the large number of domestic and foreign sources of insects and the spread of maize fields to northern areas such as the Huanghuai Sea, treat corn cultivation more than 50%, estimated to affect the annual area of about 100 million mu. At the same time, there are pest crises in sugarcane, sorghum and winter wheat south of Huanghuai in the southwest and south China.

The grass moth is called the "king of invincible destruction ", which has the characteristics of rapid migration, strong reproductive ability, harm and heavy damage. Common China`s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns of major global agricultural pests.

Grassworm moths moved to western China`s Yunnan region for the first time since Myanmar in 2018, becoming the norm for a massive move to China in April 2019. According to statistics,25 provinces in China have found grassy night moths in 2019, with a pest area of more than 15 million mu and a harmful area of up to 2.46 million mu.

Wu Kongming, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, said in late 2019 that the grassy night moths could reach the Yangtze River in April 2020; the Yellow River in May; and even the Northeast in June, with more earlier, more regional and more harmful crops, affecting maize, wheat and other crops.

When the Wuhan Pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic raged, the Wall Street Journal reported that after the city was closed in Wuhan, people everywhere rushed to buy food, and food shortages began to appear in various places. The National Food and Materials Reserve Bureau of China also released the news on February 17 that "the department fully promotes the resumption of production of grain emergency processing enterprises", which has aroused public concern about the food shortage.

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