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MARCH 2015

 

The locust situation remained calm in March throughout all countries of Caucasus and Central Asia due to cool weather conditions which delayed locust hatching. Therefore, no control operations were carried out so far. Moroccan Locust (DMA) hatching started in late March only in southern Uzbekistan and probably in the neighboring areas of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan; it is expected to start during April in other Central Asian countries and maybe in southern Russian Federation. In Caucasus, DMA hatching will also take place from mid-April in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching should not start before the end of the forecast period.

 


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).

 

Documents

Regional Locust Bulletin N.34: March 2015

Summaries: 2015 Locust Campaign

Regional Locust Bulletin N.33: September 2014

Regional Locust Bulletin N.32: August 2014

Regional Locust Bulletin N.31: July 2014

Regional Locust Bulletin N.30: June 2014

Regional Locust Bulletin N.29: May 2014

Regional Locust Bulletin N.28: April 2014

Regional Locust Bulletin N.27: March 2014

Summaries: 2014 Locust Campaign

Regional Locust Bulletin N.26: September 2013

Regional Locust Bulletin N.25: August 2013

Regional Locust Bulletin N.24: July 2013

Regional Locust Bulletin N.23: June 2013

Regional Locust Bulletin N.22: May 2013

Regional Locust Bulletin N.21: April 2013

Regional Locust Bulletin N.20: March 2013

Monthly summaries: 2013 Campaign

Regional Locust Bulletin N.19: October 2012

Regional Locust Bulletin N.18: August 2012

Regional Locust Bulletin N.17: July 2012

Regional Locust Bulletin N.16: June 2012

Regional Locust Bulletin N.15: May 2012

Regional Locust Bulletin N.14: April 2012

Regional monthly bulletin N.13: March 2012

Summaries: 2012 Locust Campaign

Regional Locust Bulletin N.12: July 2011

Regional Locust Bulletin N.11: June 2011

Regional Locust Bulletin N.10: May 2011

Regional Locust Bulletin N.9: April 2011

Regional Locust Bulletin N.8: March 2011

Summaries: 2011 Locust Campaign

Regional Locust Bulletin N.7: September 2010

Regional Locust Bulletin N.6: August 2010

Regional Locust Bulletin N.5: July 2010

Regional Locust Bulletin N.4: June 2010

Regional Locust Bulletin N.3: May 2010

Regional Locust Bulletin N.2: April 2010

Regional Locust Bulletin N.1: March 2010

Summaries: 2010 Locust Campaign

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