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 - Locust situation In February 2015, the tropical storm Fundi has severely hit almost the entire western side of the Island, the Mahafaly plateau and the peneplain having been less affected. The strong winds associated with the storm resulted in the geographical redistribution of the populations of the Malagasy Migratory Locust and ...read more
23/03/2015
 - Locust situation The northern part of the Invasion Area is now free from Malagasy Migratory Locust infestations. In the central part of the Invasion Area (in the Betsiriry valley), the populations of the Malagasy Migratory Locust that have been reported are gregarious hopper spots and bands, at a density ranging from ...read more
09/02/2015
 - In the Invasion Area (mainly in the West), control operations started on the 17 October with the onset of the rainy season and the first breeding of the Malagasy Migratory Locust. Numerous localized hopper spots and bands were treated. The hopper populations having escaped treatments have formed some adult groups ...read more
15/12/2014
 - The end of the winter period was marked by the first rains in late September. These rains have continued throughout October, resulting in the growth and greening of the vegetation and in a first replenishment of soil water reserves. However, some regions in the southwest of Madagascar are still very ...read more
31/10/2014
 - 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
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