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Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia

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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 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 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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