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Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Desert Locust Biology and Behaviour










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    Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Desert Locust Ground Survey 2021
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    The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Desert Locust Ground Survey provide concise instructions for effective and safe ground survey operations against the Desert Locust to increase the resilience of livelihoods from Desert Locust damage. These instructions are intended for use by the field staff involved in Desert Locust monitoring to help them avoid dangerous, ineffective or wasteful operations. The SOP may be helpful for senior managers and international partners to better understand survey operation procedures.
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    Standard operating procedures for operating, maintenance and storage of desert locust sprayers
    Motorised mistblower for ultra-low volume spraying (airblast)
    2022
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    The desert locust is one of the most dangerous insect pests worldwide, causing major damage to agricultural crops and natural pastures. Control operations rely on air and ground spraying of different compounds as the main technique to contain desert locusts. It is essential that locust field officers are familiar with all aspects related to sprayers used against desert locusts. The AU8000 sprayer consists of a Micronair AU8000 sprayhead (atomiser) mounted on a knapsack mist blower. The sprayhead provides a narrow, easily controlled spectrum of spray droplets to ensure an even product distribution with a minimum of wastage. Air from the mist blower rotates the atomiser and is then directed into the airstream, which carries the spray safely away from the operator and ensures maximum swath width and penetration of foliage. This field guide aims to contribute to the efficiency, efficacy and promotion of best practices whilst using and maintaining the sprayers.
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    Standard operating procedures for operating, maintenance and storage of desert locust sprayers
    Ultra-low volume handheld sprayer (passive drift)
    2022
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    The desert locust is one of the most dangerous insect pests worldwide, causing major damage to agricultural crops and natural pastures. Control operations rely on air and ground spraying of different compounds as the main technique to contain desert locusts. The ULVA+ is a handheld insecticide sprayer used for performing ground control against locusts and grasshoppers. This ultra low volume (ULV) sprayer allows ground teams to perform ground control operations using the minimum amount of pesticide, reducing potential environmental and human health risks posed by pesticides. This standard operating procedure (SOP) guide aims to contribute to the efficiency, efficacy and promotion of best practices whilst using and maintaining the sprayers.

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