Traps for stink bugs will be installed in western Georgia

  • The pest was first reported in Georgia in 2015. Photo: Daily Record.

Agenda.ge, 4 Apr 2019 - 14:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

Traps will be installed in western Georgia to combat the stink bug infestation problem, announces the National Food Agency of Georgia.  

The main goal of installing the traps is to reduce the number of stink bugs and determine the area which has been colonised by the pest. 

The National Food Agency of Georgia said that at the first stage villages will be selected where the traps will be installed.

At the second stage the traps will be installed in forests.  

Earlier this year, in January, the government commission meeting approved a list of measures that will be implemented in 2019 to fight the pest.

The brown marmorated stink bug, which damages crops, is widespread in Georgia and a real nuisance to Georgian farmers.

The pest was first reported in Georgia in 2015.

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