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Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia

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    Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia
    Bulletin No. 75
    2021
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    Moroccan Locust (DMA) fledging, mating and egg-laying started in southern parts of Central Asia, where also swarm flights were reported, especially in areas near state borders. DMA hopper development continued in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russian Federation; in Georgia fledging already started by the end of May. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching and hopper development continued in Georgia and in Central Asian (CA) countries. Migratory Locust (LMI) hatching started in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. A dangerous situation was reported for CIT in Georgia while situation was classified as caution for both DMA and CIT in most countries. During the forecasted period, DMA breeding will continue and its lifecycle will come to the end while CIT and LMI hopper development will continue in Azerbaijan, Russian Federation and northern regions of Kazakhstan. CIT fledging will occur in other regions of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In total, more than 665 000 hectares (ha) have been treated in CCA from the beginning of the 2021 campaign to the end of May, which is 11 percent higher compared to the same period in 2020.
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    Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia
    Bulletin N82
    2022
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    Moroccan Locust (DMA) fledging, mating and egg-laying started in southern parts of Central Asia. DMA hopper development continued in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russian Federation. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching and hopper development continued in Georgia and in Central Asian (CA) countries. Migratory Locust (LMI) hatching started in Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Uzbekistan. DMA swarm flights including across borders were reported in the southern part of CA. The situation with DMA was critical in Tajikistan, while it was classified as caution for both DMA and CIT in most other countries. During the forecast period, DMA breeding will continue and its lifecycle will come to the end while CIT hopper development will continue in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation and northern regions of Kazakhstan. LMI hopper development will continue in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Uzbekistan. CIT fledging will occur in other regions of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In total, 427 379 hectares (ha) have been treated in CCA from the beginning of the 2022 campaign to the end of May, which is 35 percent lower compared to the same period in 2021 (665 000 ha).
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    Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia
    Bulletin n89
    2023
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    Moroccan Locust (DMA) fledging, mating and egg laying started in most areas of Central Asia (CA), with swarm flights, including across borders, reported in southern parts. The situation was critical in Afghanistan and Tajikistan in early May, while it was classified as caution by the end of month for both countries. DMA hopper development continued in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russian Federation. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching started followed by hopper development in most Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries. Migratory Locust (LMI) hatching was reported in Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Uzbekistan. During the forecast period, DMA breeding will continue, and its lifecycle will come to an end while CIT hopper development will continue in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation and northern regions of Kazakhstan. CIT fledging will occur in other regions of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. LMI hopper development will continue in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Uzbekistan. In total, 777  998  hectares (ha) have been treated in CCA from the beginning of the 2023 campaign to the end of May, which is 45 percent higher compared to the same period in 2022  (427 379 ha).

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