LOCUST BULLETIN n. 43 - MAY 2016
Moroccan Locust (DMA) populations reached the adult stage in most Central Asian (CA) countries; hopper development was in progress in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Russia. Italian Locust (CIT) hopper development was in progress in Georgia and in four Central Asian countries, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Uzbekistan and fledging started in Tajikistan. Early instar hoppers of Migratory Locust (LMI) were present in Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan. Control operations started in Azerbaijan and Georgia and continued in all CA countries. In May, almost 530 000 ha were treated against the three locust pests –mainly against DMA-, which represents a bit more than 60% of the area treated in May 2015.
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).