Locusts Attack Palestine Jewish Colony: Serious Alarm at Fresh Invasion Peril.
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Locusts Attack Palestine Jewish Colony: Serious Alarm at Fresh Invasion Peril.

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500 dunam of land in the Jewish colony, Dagania, are covered with locusts.

There is serious alarm in the country over the danger of a fresh big locust invasion.

A five-year campaign against locusts has been organised by the Imperial Institute of Entomology, with the support of the Empire Marketing Board, it is announced in London to-day, and three experts will leave England this summer to locate the breeding grounds in the Sudan and Kenya, to which the insects retire between their periods of active swarming, it is stated.

The immediate stimulus to this inquiry is the damage wrought since 1929 by one particular species of locust in Kenya, Tanganyika, Iraq, and Palestine.

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