Locusts Could be the Next Plague to Hit China


⤺ reposted by @0xPWWrU from More locusts footage coming in


Wow, super interesting, fairly unsettling read. :flushed: thanks for sharing!

I keep going over the video here in San Antonio Texas.
They said 6 confirmed here.
5 from the diamond ship.
What about the 6th one?
They didn’t talk about them.
Is this 6th person someone outside of the evacuees ?
As in someone who was at Methodist hospital where two patients were being taken care of till results came positive and then patients relocated back to Lackland Air Force base.

I told my husband that if anyone became infected and they weren’t part of the evacuees then that means it came from spreading at the Methodist hospital where they had the original two evacuees at…
Long shot or not
Been thinking about it all couple days now.

纳尼?蝗虫又不来了?一时间,画风突变——此前热炒的‌‌“蝗虫‌‌”概念股集体熄火,草甘膦、农业农药等板块回调,18日农药板块领跌各大行业,截至收盘,长青股份、诺普信跌逾9%、海利尔、江山股份跌逾7%。另外,棉花期货主力合约‌‌“郑棉2005‌‌”跳空低开,日内减仓超过3万4千手。

‌‌“你们能不能靠点谱,电话会议也开了,深度报告也写了,蝗虫如何绕开喜马拉雅的路线图都画好了,个股涨停的架势刚刚拉开,你就说结束了?你们还讲不讲国际法了。‌‌”一位信达证券分析师的点评被经济学家任泽平转发到微博上。

02‌‌“这届蝗虫不行啊!‌‌”

记者注意到,‌‌“印度当前蝗灾已基本结束‌‌”的话题激起了网友们的广泛议论,段子层出不穷。有网友调侃说:‌‌“这届蝗虫不行啊!‌‌”‌‌“没有大局观,换一批蝗虫再来。‌‌”

尽管当前蝗灾基本结束,但印度政府仍发布预警称,今年6月可能出现更为严重的蝗灾。印度农业与农民福利部部长凯拉什·乔杜里近日表示,预计今年6月,印度西部沙漠地区可能出现规模更大的蝗灾。印度蝗灾防控部门已着手防控准备,并计划使用直升机和无人机灭蝗。

调侃归调侃,蝗灾基本结束是好事,希望大家都能免受灾难侵袭。

延伸阅读

谁能想到,我国人民治理蝗虫的方法是养鸡鸭网友:全军出‌‌“鸡‌‌”

近日,源起东非的蝗灾呈现扩大之势且进入亚洲,巴基斯坦和印度已有多地受到了共4000亿只蝗虫的攻击。中科院生态和昆虫学家康乐院士康乐介绍,我国蝗灾治理非常成功,本轮不会对我国形成严重威胁。

蝗虫对于农业生产危害极大,从古至今人类想尽办法对付它们,我国究竟是如何治理的呢?今天,央视2014年的一段纪录片《牧鸡治蝗》被网友赞上热搜,谁能想到,为了治理蝗虫,我国劳动人民用的是一群大家都熟悉的鸡、鸭……

蝗虫,也叫蚂蚱,成年蝗虫一天可以吃掉相当于自身体重三倍的植物,历史上蝗灾频繁发生,与水灾、旱灾并称为‌‌“三大自然灾害‌‌”。

2001年,河北草原发生了一场蝗灾,一亩地受蝗虫吞噬的牧草达到20多公斤。

眼看一年收入面临威胁,加上正值当地禁牧,草原上的人们纷纷养起了鸡。

那么鸡群是如何听从人类的指挥,去消灭蝗虫呢?它们的战斗力又如何呢?

刚出生的小鸡战斗力不够,牧民们选取了在固定鸡舍养殖60天的雏鸡进行草地驯养,训练到大约90天的时候经过考核,成为合格的牧鸡。

而蝗虫在出生后攻击力也不行,第14天到21天是它们蹦的很欢但却最虚弱的时候。

时机成熟!牧民们带着牧鸡出发了,哨声一响,鸡群出击。

因为小鸡是从出生就开始养,又一直听特定的哨声,所以它们只认这种哨声,一只优秀的牧鸡一天能吃掉70多头蝗虫。

牧鸡能力强,责任也大,治蝗期间,往往变身‌‌“流动治蝗鸡‌‌”,5天时间内就可以完成1000亩的活动任务。

对于牧民来讲,牧鸡治蝗还有一个好处,那就是等蝗虫治理完了,鸡的肉和蛋可以售卖,直接变成现钞收益。

而且,鸡苗是国家免费发放的,还有专业人员全程提供技术服务。

2012年,国家农业部发动河北、内蒙古、甘肃等十个地区进行牧鸡治蝗,全国有1.25万农牧户出动了近300万只鸡,对1400多万亩草原蝗虫进行了治理,共减少牧草直接经济损失1.27亿元,户均减灾1万多元,户均增收近6500元。

事实上,牧鸡治蝗也有一定的‌‌“门槛‌‌”:低矮的草原适合鸡奔跑跳跃,所以牧鸡治蝗更多针对草原上发生的蝗虫灾害。

遇到比较高的牧草,就需要脖子瞩目的鸭子出场了。

据钱江晚报报道,2000年5月,新疆北部发生了特大蝗灾,除采取化学药物外,由一群群牧鸡、牧鸭组成的‌‌“生物部队‌‌”也在新疆的‌‌“灭蝗大战‌‌”中大显身手。

当地牧民们介绍,鸭子吃蝗虫的场面是很有看头的。草场上,鸭掌踏过之处,蝗虫纷纷跳起来,鸭子用它弹簧般灵活的脖颈在空中啄食,犹如武林高手用筷子夹苍蝇般弹无虚发。

养鸭的牧民马永刚对鸭子的守纪律性深感惊奇,他说‌‌“鸭子太自觉了,我几乎不用费心,它们出去、回来全是分成几个纵队,每个队中鸭子一只跟着一只,真像训练有素的部队。‌‌”

除了陆地袭击,据@中国新疆网报道,经常活动在新疆西部的粉红椋鸟则往往使用‌‌“空袭‌‌”的方式,每天捕食蝗虫120-180只,是当之无愧的灭蝗主力军。

观察者网查询农业部此前印发的‌‌“农业部办公厅关于印发《全国蝗虫灾害可持续治理规划(2014—2020年)》的通知‌‌”发现,为增强增强蝗灾应急防控能力,我国在重点蝗灾发生省(区、市)建设区域性蝗虫应急防治中心,河北、内蒙古、山东、河南、新疆等蝗虫重发省(区)支持配备施药飞机以及大中型防控设施设备;其他省份以配备大中型防控设施设备为主,确保应急防控处置率达100%。

Nani? The locusts are not here again? For a time, the style of painting changed suddenly—the previously hot-fried “locust cricket” concept stocks collectively went out, glyphosate, agricultural pesticides and other sectors pulled back. On the 18th, the pesticide sector led the major industries down. Fell more than 9%, Hailier, Jiangshan shares fell more than 7%. In addition, the main contract of cotton futures, “Zhengmian 2005” opened low and opened more than 34,000 hands.

‌‌ "Can you rely on the spectrum, the conference call has also been opened, and the in-depth report has been written. The road map of how locusts have bypassed the Himalayas has been drawn. The daily limit of individual stocks has just opened, and you say it is over? You still Do not talk about international law. "A comment from a Cinda analyst was forwarded to Weibo by economist Ren Zeping.

02‌‌ “This locust will not work! Oh!”

The reporter noticed that the topic of “the current locust plague in India has basically ended” has aroused widespread discussion among netizens, and the paragraphs are endless. Some netizens teased: ‌‌ “This locust is not good! ‌‌” ‌‌ “There is no big picture, come for another locust. ‌‌”

Although the current plague of locusts has basically ended, the Indian government has issued a warning that a more serious locust plague may occur in June this year. India ’s Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Kailash Chowdhury said recently that a larger locust plague is expected in the desert area of ​​western India in June this year. The Indian locust disaster prevention and control department has begun preparations for prevention and control, and plans to use helicopters and drones to kill locusts.

It is a good thing that the locust plague basically ended. It is hoped that everyone can be protected from the disaster.

Further reading

Who would have thought that the way the Chinese people manage locusts is to raise chickens and ducks.

Recently, the locust plague that originated in East Africa has expanded and entered Asia. Pakistan and India have been attacked by a total of 400 billion locusts.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences Ecology and Entomologist Kang Le, an academician of Kang Le, introduced that the locust disaster management in China is very successful, and this round will not pose a serious threat to our country.

Locusts are extremely harmful to agricultural production. Since ancient times, human beings have tried their best to deal with them. How does China manage it? Today, a 2014 CCTV documentary “Flock of Chickens for Locust” was praised by netizens. Who could think that in order to control locusts, our working people use a group of chickens and ducks that everyone is familiar with …

Locusts, also known as grasshoppers, can eat plants that are three times their own body weight in one day. In the history of locusts, locust plagues have frequently occurred, and they are known as “three nature disasters” together with floods and droughts.

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