April 06, 2020
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Pest Control in Full Swing to Conserve Forests

Date: 23/03/2020 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

The campaign to conserve valuable forests of the country from pest damage is in full swing in different parts of the DPRK.

Officials and working people in the forest conservation sector took detailed measures to stamp out pine caterpillars, leaf bees of pine nut tree and other harmful insects as soon as they were discovered, on the basis of correct prediction of the temperature favourable for their awakening from hibernation and the period they crawl up trees.

Pyongyang citizens are positively turning out in the pest control drive.

Those in Moranbong, Sunan, Ryongsong and Unjong districts coiled pines, pine-nut and other trees with vinyl sheets to prevent pine caterpillars and other pests from crawling.

Sariwon City of North Hwanghae Province set up bands for cutting off the movement of pine caterpillars on pine trees around Mt Jongbang to remove in good time the factor of pest damage in pine-nut forests. Songnim City and Junghwa County launched the drive for pest control as soon as they planted trees, thus making achievements in it.

South Phyongan and North Phyongan provinces, too, are conducting the above-said drive in a scientific way.

Local residents in South Hamgyong Province and Nampho City combed tree stumps, fallen leaves and crevices on stones to remove the sources of pine caterpillars and other pests. They are also making preparations for applying various bio-chemicals and natural enemy insects in exterminating pests.

KCNA

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