LOCUST BULLETIN n. 54 - APRIL 2018
Moroccan Locust (DMA) hopper development was in progress in all Central Asian (CA) countries except the Russian Federation as well as in Georgia and probably in Azerbaijan. Because of the earlier appearance of the pest, DMA situation is considered as critical in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. During the forecast period, DMA fledging will occur in most countries while hatching followed by hopper development will take place in the Russian Federation and generalize in Georgia and probably Azerbaijan. Italian Locust (CIT) hopper development will continue in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and hatching will start in the other CCA countries. LMI hatching will also start. Since the beginning of the national campaigns, 464 000 ha have been treated against DMA hopper bands.
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 2017).