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Locust focus: E Cape fights to contain ‘black rivers’ waiting to burst

Newly hatched pests haven’t started hopping but will reach the disastrous flying stage in under three weeks

Michael Kimberley

A brown locust outbreak has hit drought-ravaged districts in the Eastern Cape, a disaster that could clear out cereal crops on more than 120 farms.

“There is a hell of a lot of them. It is a big problem,” said Agri EC chair Doug Stern. 

However, he said there was a positive to the outbreak...

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