Locust hatch ‘mild’

Australian Plague Locust Commission director Chris Adriaansen says locusts shouldn’t be too much of a threat to crops south-west of Menindee.

Australian Plague Locust Commission director Chris Adriaansen says locusts shouldn’t be too much of a threat to crops south-west of Menindee.

GOOD rainfall earlier this year has ­created favourable breeding con­ditions for locusts south-west of Menindee in NSW.

Australian Plague Locust Commission national director Chris Adriaan­sen said there had been a concentration of maturing nymphs moving towards ­adulthood since the end of winter.

“They are maturing into adult stage and are likely to start breeding and ­preparing the next generation in coming weeks,” he said. 

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