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    Locusts in CCA - Bulletin No. 60
    mrt/19
    2019
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    Locusts in CCA General Situation during March 2019 Forecast until mid-May 2019 Moroccan Locust (DMA) hatching started later than last year in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan (and probably Turkmenistan), as a result of a cool and wet weather in early spring. In Kyrgyzstan, DMA hatching started in early April, similar to last year. During the forecast period, DMA hopper development will continue in the above five countries while hatching will start in Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation 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, only 1 500 ha have been treated against DMA in Uzbekistan (compared to 57 000 ha treated by the end of March  2018).
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    Regional Locust Bulletin No.73
    mrt/21
    2021
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    General Situation during February and March 2021 Forecast for April 2021 Moroccan Locust (DMA) hatching started significantly earlier than last year in Tajikistan, as a result of a warm weather and close to the normal rainfall in February. In Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, DMA hatching was recorded during the second and third decades of March. During the forecast period, DMA hopper development will continue in the above countries while hatching will start in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation as well as in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching may start by the end of the forecast period in southern Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries. By the end of March, overall 5 818 ha have been treated against DMA in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, which is more than in March 2019 (1 500 ha), but less than in 2020 (13 000 ha).
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    Locusts in CCA - Bulletin N. 62
    jun/19
    2019
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    Moroccan Locust (DMA) hopper development was in progress in Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation while it was coming to an end in Azerbaijan, Georgia as well as in southern Central Asian (CA) countries where fledging, mating and egg-laying started. During the forecast period, DMA breeding will become widespread in all countries and the species will start disappearing in southern CA. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching occurred and hopper development was in progress in all countries except Afghanistan, where it was not reported as a pest. Migratory Locust (LMI) hatching started in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. For both CIT and LMI, fledging will start during the forecast period. In total, 524 342 ha were treated in CCA countries since the beginning of the 2019 campaign. This is only 36% of the area treated in the same period in 2018. Caucasus. DMA hopper development continued in Azerbaijan and probably in Georgia. Adults started scattered flights and mating in late May. CIT hopper development was in progress in Azerbaijan while hatching has not yet started in Armenia. A total of 32 625 ha were treated in May in Azerbaijan. Central Asia. DMA hopper development was coming to an end, fledging occurred and mating and egg-laying started in southern Central Asian countries (Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). DMA hopper development was in progress in Kazakhstan and Russia. CIT hopper development was in progress in all countries, except in Afghanistan where the species was not reported. LMI hatching started in late May in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan where young hoppers were observed. In May, almost 1 007 000 ha were treated.

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