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Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia

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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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    Locusts in Caucasus and Central Asia
    Bulletin n88
    2023
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    Moroccan Locust (DMA) hatching and hopper development was in progress in all Central Asian (CA) countries as well as in Azerbaijan and in Georgia. Critical situation in several north and north-east provinces of Afghanistan and south of Tajikistan was reported. Italian Locust (CIT) hatching had been recorded only in southern Kazakhstan at the end of April. In the forecast period, DMA hatching will start in the Russian Federation and hopper development will continue in Caucasus while fledging and mating will occur in CA countries. CIT hatching will start in all Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries. Migratory Locust (LMI) hatching may start in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, southern Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan at the end of the forecast period. In total, 283 969 ha have been treated in CCA countries from the start of the 2023 campaign, which is twice higher compared to 2022 at the same period (138 000 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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