In May, Moroccan Locust (DMA) hopper development was in progress in all Central Asian countries, while hatching started in the Russian Federation; fledging and breeding were reported in Uzbekistan. No DMA was reported from Caucasian countries. Italian Locust (CIT) hopper development was in progress in all Caucasian and Central Asian (CCA) countries but Armenia. Asian Migratory Locust (LMI) infestations were reported in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation. Control operations continued in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and began in Georgia, Kazakhstan and Russian Federation; almost 674 000 hectares have been treated in May (and almost 837 500 ha since the beginning of the 2015 anti-locust campaign), almost exclusively in Central Asia.
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 2014).