LOCUST BULLETIN n. 45 - JULY 2016
Moroccan Locust (DMA) egg-laying was in progress in all Central Asian (CA) countries as well as in Azerbaijan. Italian Locust (CIT) fledging started everywhere and egg-laying was in progress in most of the infested countries except in Armenia and Russia. Asian Migratory Locust (LMI) fledging started in Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan. Control operations of the 2016 locust campaign were coming to an end in almost all CCA countries; however, it is expected controlling LMI will be required later that year in Uzbekistan. In July, more than 1.8 million ha were treated against the three locust pests, this month also mainly against CIT.
RECENT TRENDS (from 2006)
The below tables present the surveyed, infested and treated areas (in hectares) from 2005 to 2014 in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and CCA adjacent areas (Afghanistan and Russian Federation).
1. Surveyed areas (ha)
2. Infested areas (ha)
3. Treated areas (ha)
Sources: Filled-in questionnaires sent back by countries in 2008-09 and information collected during the Regional Consultation on Locust Management in CCA (Kazakhstan in October 2009) and the annual Technical Workshops on Locusts in CCA (from 2010 to 2015).