Dangerous bug attacks date trees

STAFF REPORT IBD: A dangerous date palm sap-sucking insect known as Dubas bug – locally known as Sherrgo – is spreading in Balochistan, affecting the overall date production and exports."The bug had first been detected in 1999 in Balochistan’s Panjgur district," an official at the National Agricultural Research Council (NARC) told the media.Pakistan produces 540,000 tons of dates every year, of which 280 million tons are produced in Sindh while 175,000 tons are produced in Balochistan

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