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* Agri Department launches special program to control Yellow Spotted Grasshopper
Sat, Jun 6, 2020, 10:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 06, Colombo: The Department of Agriculture has launched a special program to curb the Yellow Spotted Grasshopper threat that is prevailing in several parts of the country.

Awareness programs for farmers on the locust threat are being implemented at Divisional Secretariat level.

The menace is spreading in several parts of the Kegalle district. A team of agriculture officials including the Director General of Agriculture, Dr. WMW Weerakoon today made an observation visit to the areas where the insects have caused damage to the cultivations.

The Yellow Spotted Grasshopper threat which was initially limited to home gardening has now spread to tea, coconut and rubber plantations

Previously the locust menace was reported from Matara, Ambepussa and Kilinochchi districts.

The Department of Agriculture says the farmers have been informed through the Agriculture Officers on the measures needed to curb the menace.

Solutions to the problems related to the yellow spotted grasshopper can be obtained by dialing the 1920 telephone number, the Department said.


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