Being Green - 13 May 2022

The ongoing plague of brown locusts in parts of the Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape Karoo, believed to be the biggest in 25 years, has been a nightmare for farmers. Experts say that in just one day, a small swarm can eat the same amount of food as 35,000 people or damage 100 tonnes of crops across a square kilometre of fields. In this week’s edition of Being Green, Glynis Crook speaks to Laura Standford of the Nairobi-based regenerative agriculture company, The Bug Picture, which has come up with a novel way of dealing with the millions of locusts in a swarm.