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  • okay.

  • Mhm.

  • The edge of five or six had quite a big swarm of Locusts arrive on the farm.

  • It was quite incredible to see how they went to work.

  • Thio decimate the field within 30 to 40 minutes.

  • My name is Robert Salvi.

  • We've been farming as a family for five generations.

  • It's currently we experiencing one of the biggest swarms in the last decade.

  • Every week we're planting a new block.

  • We obviously do fear the Locusts coming the next day to eat them up.

  • I've got 150 actors off crop that we need to protect.

  • If we do see something, we must try and scare them off our fields.

  • Your animals will die of hunger.

  • It will be devastating.

  • It is anyway devastating for any former to lose his animals.

  • I'm Christopher Millon.

  • I'm a farmer in the Middleburg Eastern Type district, a farm with mostly with cattle and sheep or, well, well, basically finished the swarms through the night so we won't leave a farm.

  • Our swarm that's not fully straight and finished really A soon as we see them, teams are always ready.

  • It's always teams understand by to be called on they within an hour there on site.

  • I'm gonna come around my masters.

  • We were a team of four tonight with pucky sprayers.

  • First of all, you have to look at the wind direction because of the drift off the insecticide.

  • You always want to have the spray drift over the locust.

  • We drive 25 m support and then you just have your beacons because of the dark.

  • You can't judge at night.

  • So the Bacons is just there for us to drive in a straight line.

  • We winning.

  • The battle is struggling.

  • The terrain is extremely difficult.

  • Way we are.

  • So most of them were killed.

  • It's just these large swarms that coming?

  • Yeah, of course it's It's tiring.

  • Last night was the first night in seven weeks.

  • I had supper with my kids and my wife, so that was quite nice.

  • These no motivation, just just a service to the community.

  • We actually do as a former.

  • We tend to be resilient in that we form with the elements and we have many challenges.

  • So this is just another challenge for us to overcome.


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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/08
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