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Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia

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    Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia
    Bulletin N87
    2023
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    Moroccan Locust (DMA) hatching started in Tajikistan earlier than in other countries, in the beginning of March. First DMA hatching in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan was recorded during the second decade of March and in Turkestan region of Kazakhstan at the end of month. During the forecast period, DMA hopper development will continue in the above countries and Afghanistan, while hatching will begin in Zhambyl region of Kazakhstan, in Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, as well as in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching may start in the southern countries of Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) at the end of the forecast period. Asian Migratory Locust (LMI) hatching is not expected in April. In March, 25 720 ha were treated against DMA in Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, which is higher compared to the last three years: 2022 (2950 ha); 2021 (5818 ha) and 2020 (13 000 ha).
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    Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia
    Bulletin N81
    2022
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    Moroccan Locust (DMA) hatching started in Tajikistan earlier than in other countries, at the beginning of March. DMA hatching in Afghanistan and Uzbekistan 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 begin in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation, as well as in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching may start in the southern countries of Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) at the end of the forecast period. Asian Migratory Locust (LMI) hatching is not expected in April. By the end of March, in total 2950 hectares (ha) have been treated against DMA in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, which is less than in March 2021 (5818 ha) and in March 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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