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Fruits and vegetables still at risk of locust attack; rabi crops not hit
Business Today | 02/06/2020 06:30 AM | Click to read full article
Known for feasting on all sorts of plants and standing crops, locust swarms have been sighted in parts of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Uttar Pradesh (UP), and Gujarat over the last few days. Since May marks the end of rabi harvest, it is unlikely to damage any major standing crops. However, horticulture crops such as fruits and vegetables are at risk of a wash-out in these states. It would pose a risk to kharif production, in turn impacting farm profitability if not curtailed.