A brown locust outbreak has hit parts of South Africa and Namibia, raising concerns in the agricultural sector.
According to CropLife SA, the Karoo region of South Africa, specifically De Aar, has been hardest hit.
Although reports suggest that it is not linked to the desert locust invasion in East Africa, CropLife has warned that they could lead to a bigger problem for Namibia, Botswana and the Karoo if not controlled.
It has been confirmed that pesticides have been made available to farmers and that the situation is being monitored. – Zoë van Rooyen