Red Alert Issued: Argentine Locust Plague Within 60 Kilometers Of Border

The locust plague which has been rampant in Argentina since May has now closed to within 60 kilometers of the border appearing in the Argentine village of Federal. The Ministerio de Ganadería Agricultura y Pesca's Dirección General de Servicios Agrícolas has issued a read alert for the threat. To combat the locusts 122 planes have been made available with one already performing surveillance and three ready to begin fumigation when the enemy is sighted.

To Report Locust Sightings:

División Protección Agrícola: 2309 8410 interno 165 / 214
Departamento Vigilancia Fitosanitaria - Salto: 4732 8054 – 4733 5221
Departamento Vigilancia Fitosanitaria – Montevideo: 2309 8410 interno 116 - mail:

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