The cloud has moved from Corrientes province to Entre Rios and is 100 kilometers from the border with Uruguay
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa) continues to monitor the cloud of locusts moving within Argentine territory. On Monday (20) the National Service of Health and Agri-food Quality of Argentina (Senasa) reported that the cloud has shifted from the province of Corrientes to Entre Rios and is 100 kilometers from the border with Uruguay.
Regarding the news about a possible arrival of the cloud in Brazil later this week due to the increase in temperature, the Map clarifies that this is a factor that cannot be considered in isolation. So far, the predictions that the insects will continue to move southwards continue to be maintained, with no prediction of a set of climatic changes (temperature x humidity x direction/speed of winds) that favor their entry into Brazil.
According to the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet), winds in the region will remain in the North-South direction in the coming days, indicating a probable direction of the cloud to Uruguay.
The technical team of the Map in Brasilia remains on alert along with the Federal Superintendences of Agriculture (SFAs) and the State Agencies of Agricultural Defense in both states and in permanent contact with Senasa for monitoring the displacement of the locust cloud and the preparation of control measures in a timely manner, if necessary.
Regarding the new cloud of locusts formed in Paraguay, the Ministry also continues to monitor and update daily the information with the National Service of Quality and Plant Health and Seeds of Paraguay (Senave).