Monday 26 October, 2020

Agriculture Ministry continues fight against Moruga locusts

The seminar was held on Thursday, February 23rd at the Richard Douglas Presbyterian School in Barrackpore, targeting residents and farmers of the southern side of Barrackpore, where locust swarms were previously identified.

This forms part of the Agriculture Ministry’s pest management strategy, put into effect to treat with the Moruga Food Crop Project; (La Savanne) Marac, Cachipe, St. Mary’s, Santa Maria and Edward Trace areas. 

Agricultural Officer I, Victoria, Sati Gangapersad, acknowledged that the Ministry's efforts were supplemented as there were some farmers who ‘had become very proactive in the management of their own holdings either through their purchase and application of chemicals and/or by their active surveillance and responsible reporting of the locusts.’ 

To report sightings of the Moruga locust and for additional information on the agricultural pest, persons are asked to call the Victoria County Agricultural Office in Princes Town at 655-3428/7526/5637.

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