First mice and now plague locusts are rearing their heads in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales for the first time in years, thanks to recent rain.
- Locust populations have been growing in southern Queensland and northern NSW for the first time in years
- Scientists say there is a moderate likelihood of more widespread high-density populations developing during summer and early autumn
- Landholders have been urged to report and monitor populations and get them under control before they can cause widespread damage
The region has already seen a wave of adult locusts last month, and now their eggs are hatching and hungry.
Macintyre Independent Agronomists’ Dave Kelly said nymphs had been sighted near Goondiwindi since the…