LOCUST BULLETIN n. 51 - JULY 2017
Hot and dry weather conditions prevailed throughout the region. Moroccan Locust (DMA) life cycle came to an end in southern Central Asian (CA) countries and probably also in Azerbaijan while breeding was in progress in Kazakhstan and Russia. Italian Locust (CIT) fledging started in Russia and occurred in Armenia while mating started in Georgia, in Uzbekistan and probably in Kazakhstan; its natural disappearance started in Tajikistan. Migratory Locust (LMI) fledging started in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. DMA adult populations will eventually disappear at the beginning of the forecast period. CIT life cycle will progressively come to an end from southern to northern countries. LMI adult populations may be present throughout the forecast period. In July, at least 365 000 ha (missing data) were treated in CCA countries, for a total of more 3.6 million ha since the start of the campaign.
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 2016).