LOCUST BULLETIN n. 46 - AUGUST 2016
Moroccan Locust (DMA) egg-laying continued or was coming to an end in northern Central Asian (CA) countries and in Azerbaijan. Italian Locust (CIT) fledging continued in Armenia and Russia while egg-laying was in progress in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan and came to an end in Georgia. Asian Migratory Locust (LMI) mating and egg-laying started in Kazakhstan, while fledging continued until mid-August in Russia. In Uzbekistan, LMI swarms formed and new hatching started. In August, more than 480 000 ha were treated mostly against LMI.
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).