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Swarms of Locust

TNTreeHugger

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I just saw an article about locust invading Sardinia recently
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-euro...Q3vsKIMCNUnZVwB0F0YgBfhmBOmtk__Pdw-NrvW_1Kpxw

I have an idea.

Why couldn't someone design a vehicle with air boat fans attached to the rear sides?

All you would have to do is drive through the swarm - sucked in one side, spit out the other. Instant fertilizer. :D
The ones that fly by, hit them with a flame thrower. :chainsaw: Crispy critter snacks.
Easy peasy. :)

Something like a hybrid of these two vehicles.
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Remember, you saw it here first. :p
 
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I just saw an article about locust invading Sardinia recently
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-euro...Q3vsKIMCNUnZVwB0F0YgBfhmBOmtk__Pdw-NrvW_1Kpxw

I have an idea.

Why couldn't someone design a vehicle with air boat fans attached to the rear sides?

All you would have to do is drive through the swarm - sucked in one side, spit out the other. Instant fertilizer. :D
The ones that fly by, hit them with a flame thrower. :chainsaw: Crispy critter snacks.
Easy peasy. :)

Something like a hybrid of these two vehicles.
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Remember, you saw it here first. :p
Wouldn't put much of a dent in the population. I always wanted to use a flamethrower on Baldface Hornets nests!
 
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Don't be spending your soon to be found money yet. I built a catcher that worked on the bucket of my tractor and drove in the grass along the side of our roadway. Drove to the chicken pen and dumped them in, the chickens went crazy.
https://foresthillfarmiowa.com/poultry-feed/
 
TNTreeHugger

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Don't be spending your soon to be found money yet. I built a catcher that worked on the bucket of my tractor and drove in the grass along the side of our roadway. Drove to the chicken pen and dumped them in, the chickens went crazy.
https://foresthillfarmiowa.com/poultry-feed/
Well, there you go - locust swarm problem solved. :)
But do farmers actually use it when their crops are invaded by locust?
All the articles I've read (just a few) have talked about climate change and unworked land being the cause of the problem and pesticides being a part of the solution.
The article you posted is the first I've seen that shows how to turn a "problem" into an opportunity.
 
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