• Short Summary

    MILLIONS OF WHITE SNAILS HAVE INVADED A RICH FARMING DISTRICT IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND THREATEN TO EAT UP VALUABLE CROPS.

  • Description

    MILLIONS OF WHITE SNAILS HAVE INVADED A RICH FARMING DISTRICT IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND THREATEN TO EAT UP VALUABLE CROPS.

    THE AREA HIT BY THIS PLAGUE IS THE GREENHOUGH VALLEY, SOUTH OF GERALDTON, AND THE FARMERS SAY IT IS THE WORST THEY CAN REMEMBER.

    THE SNAILS ARE STRIPPING THE BUSH AND ARE MOVING INTO THE WHEAT CROPS, MAKING HARVESTING ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE. THEY STRETCH FOR MILES ALONG THE VERGES OF THE ROADS, CRAWL OVER MACHINERY AND CLIMB UP POSTS.

    THE FARMERS SAY THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT INVASIONS LIKE THIS IS TO MOUNT AN EXTENSIVE CONTROLLED BAITING CAMPAIGN. IF SOMETHING IS NOT DONE SOON, THEY SAY, THE WHOLE AREA COULD BECOME INFESTED AND CROP LOSSES COULD RUN INTO MILLIONS OF AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABEUKTRXPLN86YYS820ZQTCIBI
    Media URN:
    VLVABEUKTRXPLN86YYS820ZQTCIBI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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