The warm weather in Ukraine promotes the development of the rodent population on agricultural crops

Updated Oct 2, 2023
Long-term warm weather in Ukraine and a sufficient amount of fodder have a positive effect on the development of populations of mouse-like rodents in agrocenoses throughout the country. This is stated in the weekly report of the State Production and Consumer Service of Ukraine, APC-Inform reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy.
At the same time, it is noted that the above-threshold number of rodents is concentrated mainly in perennial grasses and fields not plowed after harvest. "In the centers of Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Poltava, Ternopil regions, 4-6 residential colonies per hectare are taken into account. On row crops, 1-3 colonies per hectare are counted. In the farms of the Vinnytsia, Zakarpattia, Kirovohrad, Lviv, Odesa, Ternopil, and Chernihiv regions, from the edges of winter rapeseed fields, from single to 1-2 colonies per hectare are recorded," the report specifies. It is also reported that phytosanitary supervision of crops is carried out in farms. Thus, according to operational information as of September 28, the protection of agricultural crops from pests, diseases and weeds was carried out on an area of more than 36.8 million hectares, of which the ...
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