NFA has started aviation treatment against second generation of Fall Webworm – especially hazardous pest – in Lanchkhuti and Ozurgeti Municipalities. 200ha of affected land have been treated in villages Supsa and Natanebi.
Aviation treatment will continue in Guria and Samegrelo Regions with the use of biological insecticides that are not harmful for human beings and environment, where 800 ha of land will be treated. High-dissemination areas were selected for treatment, taking into account geographical conditions. Namely, those areas where aviation treatment is possible from low height, no trees and high voltage electricity transmission lines are present.
It is noteworthy, that the results of biological insectcides, contrary to chemical ones, are not too effective. U.S made nsecticide DiPel is active from 2 to 6 days. Treatment is recommended against young worms of l and ll stages. The pest dies within several days after eating treated leaves. Biological treatment is effective and safe for human beings, animals, bees and in general for environment.
In parallel to aviation, chemical treatment against ll generation of pest will be resumed from August, 10th. It is planned to treat 25,340ha of land in Samegrelo, Guria and Adjara Regions.
One of the organizational headquarters has been established in Poti, which ensures better planning and coordination of anti-pest activities.
Fall webworm is a dangerous pest that is spread in Western Georgia. It affects more than 300 sorts of plants; after several years of damage the plant withers. NFA carries out anti-pest measures annually. This year, 18,330 ha of land affected by first generation of pest have been treated. In addition, 4,110 l of special means have been granted to municipalities that have been distributed among rural population.