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 - The dry and cool season is coming to an end in Madagascar; temperatures started increasing during the last week of August but the weather and ecological conditions are still unsuitable for locust breeding. However, these higher air temperatures allowed remaining swarms to move more actively and for more hours every ...read more
12/09/2014
 - The rainy season in Madagascar is now coming to an end and weather and ecological conditions are becoming unsuitable for locust breeding. Therefore, no further massive breeding will occur before the next rainy season, in October 2014. A recent extensive aerial survey, carried out from 3 to 9 June along ...read more
17/06/2014
 - The 2nd generation of breeding of the rainy season came to an end. In early April, numerous and dense medium-size swarms of young winged locusts were present in the invasion area, mainly in western Madagascar. Later in the month, several swarms reached the “Hautes Terres”, where they were probably carried up ...read more
08/05/2014
 - The second generation of breeding of the rainy season, which started during the first half of January 2014, is coming to an end. Therefore, more and more winged populations are appearing, much more visible than hopper bands, that results in numerous reports. The current infested area stretched from Soalala area (at ...read more
31/03/2014
 - Fledging (emergence of young winged locusts of the first rainy season generation after completion of the hopper development) started during the last ten days of November 2013 and continued throughout December in both invasion and outbreak areas. In the medium part of the invasion area, which became too wet for ...read more
31/01/2014
 - The adult locust populations (winged locusts) which had survived the dry and cool season matured and laid eggs during October. In the invasion area, hatching started in late October and continued until the first decade of November, giving rise to hopper groups and bands, which developed under good ecological conditions ...read more
11/12/2013
 - With the onset of the rainy season in late September, ecological conditions are becoming suitable for the maturation of the swarming populations and their subsequent mating and egg-laying (adequate soil moisture and grass greening). Hatching of non-swarming populations was already reported. Several swarms, whose size was of 3 600 hectares on ...read more
30/10/2013
 - During the past few weeks, prevailing southwesterly winds and vegetation drying-­‐out favored the movement of swarms from the outbreak area (southwest of Madagascar) towards the western and northeastern parts of the invasion area. More reports of swarms as well as damage to young plants of rice and maize were reported from ...read more
26/09/2013
 - Since April 2012, Madagascar has been facing a plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, that threatens the livelihoods of 13 million people in the country, nine million of whom earn a living from agriculture. • Two-thirds of the country could be infested by September 2013. Findings from a damage assessment conducted in May 2013 indicate ...read more
23/08/2013
 -  Since April 2012, Madagascar has been facing a serious locust plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, that threatens the livelihoods of 13 million people in the country, nine million of whom earn a living from agriculture. Locust infestations, if untreated, could wipe out food crops and livestock grazing lands – ...read more
20/06/2013
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