LOCUST BULLETIN n. 41 - MARCH 2016
Moroccan Locust (DMA) hatching started up to one month earlier than usual in at least three Central Asian countries, namely Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan -and probably also in Afghanistan and Turkmenistan- following warm winter and early spring. During the forecast period, DMA hopper development will continue in these countries while hatching will start in Kazakhstan and Russia as well as in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching may start before the end of the forecast period in most of Caucasian and Central Asian countries. So far, more than 19 000 ha were 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 2014).