Locust swarms threaten Australia's 2011 rice recoveryThis article was originally published in The Public Ledger
A PLAGUE of swarming locusts, which is already reportedly a
threat to Australia's wheat crop, is now casting a shadow over the
country's efforts to revive its rice production.
While the plant-destroying insects don't pose much of a threat to the current rice crop, because most of it has already been gathered, farmers are worried about the 2011 harvest.