LOCUST BULLETIN n. 47 - MARCH 2017
Moroccan Locust (DMA) hatching is starting slowly in southern Central Asian countries, namely Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as a consequence of prolonged cool temperatures and rains. During the forecast period, DMA hatching followed by hopper development will generalize in that four countries while hatching will start in Kazakhstan and Russia as well as in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching may start by the end of the forecast period in some Caucasian and Central Asian countries. So far, 152 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 2016).