LOCUST BULLETIN n. 42 - APRIL 2016
Moroccan Locust (DMA) hopper development was in progress in Azerbaijan and in all Central Asian (CA) countries, except in Turkmenistan where fledging had already occurred. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching started in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. So far, no Asian Migratory Locust (LMI) hatching was reported. During the forecast period, DMA life cycle will come to an end in most of the CA countries, while fledging will occur in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia. CIT hopper development will continue in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and start in Georgia and Russia. More than 217 000 ha were treated against DMA and CIT infestations in April.
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).