LOCUST BULLETIN n. 44 - JUNE 2016
Moroccan Locust (DMA) adult stage was reached in all Central Asian (CA) countries as well as in Azerbaijan. Italian Locust (CIT) hopper development was coming to an end in Georgia and Russia while fledging started in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and mating was in progress in Tajikistan. Migratory Locust (LMI) hopper development continued in Kazakhstan and Russia while fledging probably started in Uzbekistan. As per information received, control operations continued in Azerbaijan and Georgia as well as in six CA countries. In June, a bit more than 1.7 million ha were treated against the three locust pests - mainly against CIT, which represents almost 71% of the area treated in June 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 2015).