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100,000 ducks deployed to combat locusts

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China will send troops of ducks to Pakistan to help battle against a huge locust infestation that poses a threat to regional food security.

At least 100,000 ducks will be deployed 4,827 kilometres (nearly 3,000 miles) from the eastern province of Zhejiang to Pakistan, which shares a border with the Xinjiang province.

Lu Lizhi, a researcher at the Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Agricultural Technology, told local newspaper The Ningbo Evening News the ducks proved to be an effective method of controlling locust infestations 20 years ago.

https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/army-of-100000-ducks-deployed-to-combat-locust-infestation/ar-BB10t89I?

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Myles
1 hour ago, Still Waters said:

China will send troops of ducks to Pakistan to help battle against a huge locust infestation that poses a threat to regional food security.

At least 100,000 ducks will be deployed 4,827 kilometres (nearly 3,000 miles) from the eastern province of Zhejiang to Pakistan, which shares a border with the Xinjiang province.

Lu Lizhi, a researcher at the Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Agricultural Technology, told local newspaper The Ningbo Evening News the ducks proved to be an effective method of controlling locust infestations 20 years ago.

https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/army-of-100000-ducks-deployed-to-combat-locust-infestation/ar-BB10t89I?

I guess it is worth a try.    

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third_eye

Mighty Ducks!!! 

Only one thing to worry about now... bird flu 

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RoofGardener

That's quackers ! 

Anyway, who's going to pay the bill ? 

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Golden Duck
4 hours ago, RoofGardener said:

That's quackers ! 

Anyway, who's going to pay the bill ? 

A down payment is on the way.

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Still Waters

Update:

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China will not send ducks to tackle locusts in Pakistan, says expert

China will not be sending ducks to Pakistan to chomp through a plague of locusts after all, an expert from Beijing’s troubleshooting team has said.

A report in the Ningbo Evening News had said 100,000 ducks would be sent from Zhejiang province to Pakistan to deal with its worst locust invasion in two decades, generating 520m views on China’s Weibo social media platform on Thursday and thousands of comments.

Despite the popular support for the idea in a country where cute duck memes have become hugely popular, Zhang Long, a professor from China Agricultural University told reporters in Pakistan the ducks would not be suited to the conditions there.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/27/china-to-dispatch-army-of-ducks-to-pakistan-to-devour-locust-swarm

 

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RoofGardener

So the ducks have chickened out ? 

Or was it fowl play on behalf of the Chinese ? 

 

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