Locust Watch


The use of biopesticides in locust control offers a number of advantages as compared to conventional chemical pesticides. Biopesticides are safer for the environment, people and animals. Consequently, they can be used in environmentally-sensitive areas such as national parks or near water bodies where chemical pesticides are not allowed. Biopesticides can also be applied near beehives, crops that are about to be harvested and villages. They do not harm people or animals.

Despite their advantages, biopesticides are not be widely used because the locusts do not appear to die immediately, it may be more difficult to store, mix and apply biopesticides, and the cost may be higher than conventional pesticides. Two videos, Advocacy and Operational Use, clarify these issues and provide more details about biopesticides.

The videos are available in Arabic, English, French and Russian:

Locust Control with biopesticides

Advocacy video to promote the use of the biopesticides (about 4 minutes) – targets : decision-makers, donors and other partners, locust experts.

Biopesticides: operational use against locusts

Video tutorial on the use of biopesticides explaining step by step how to store, transport, prepare and spray them (about 10 minutes) – target : locust...

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See also
Safety and environmental precautions

Safety and environmental precautions in locust control

Ultra-low volume spraying

Ultra-low volume (ULV) spraying for locust control