Russia has allocated funds to fight the Siberian silkworm

© Photo : Vladimir Petko, V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest SB RAS (Russia), Bugwood.oldselected. Archive photoRussia has allocated funds to fight the Siberian silkworm© Photo : Vladimir Petko, V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest SB RAS (Russia), Bugwood.org

Federal and regional government has allocated 197 million rubles for the fight against the Siberian moth in the taiga of the Krasnoyarsk territory, the press service of the regional Ministry of agriculture.

Siberian moth — a pest that damages many types of conifers, prefers larch, cedar, fir. Its caterpillars eat the needles entirely, you can eat the bark of thin shoots.

The Agency reported that 102 million rubles the region will receive from the Unallocated Fund of the Federal forestry Agency, 95 million rubles from the regional budget. It is planned that in the summer campaign against the moth will involve more than 10 aircraft An-2 and 100. Air will be processed more than 192 thousand acres. The first will be treated of especially valuable forests and areas adjacent to settlements. Earlier the regional Ministry of forestry reported that in 2018 will need to handle 303 thousand hectares of forest at a cost of 350 million rubles.

«In Krasnoyarsk region continues preparations for the spring-summer campaign with the Siberian moth in the territory of the Yenisei and the North-Yenisei areas. Funding for the fight against the Siberian moth in the region will amount to 197 million rubles», — stated in the message.

In the Siberian Federal district in 2017 processed more than 1.4 million hectares of contaminated forests. Of them in the Krasnoyarsk region — 887,7 thousand hectares. Measures allowed to prevent possible environmental damage in the amount of 105.4 billion. Hearth Siberian moth was discovered on the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region in 2015.

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