Look beyond chemicals in locust control

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What you need to know:

  • Kenya is working to control the invasion, but the methods being used are harmful to the people and the environment.
  • For managing more established swarms, newly developed targeted microbial biopesticides, such as the fungus-based Novacrid, offer a solution.

The Horn of Africa is going through the worst desert locust invasion, which is expected to continue at least until the end of the year.

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