Agriculture Ministry eradicates locusts

March 7, 2013 22:52


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By the end of the day on Thursday, the Agriculture Ministry reported that its teams had almost entirely eradicated the locusts that had begun swarming into Israel from the Sinai border on Tuesday.

A nighttime pesticide spray operation ended in the early morning, following two days of similar spray operations. Because winds were moving in an easterly fashion, the ministry had said in the morning that it did not expect a new swarm to enter Israel – a prediction that remained correct by evening.

Despite the fact that there were no reports of new swarms entering the country, the Agriculture Ministry said its staff would continue to monitor the situation and be on alert.

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