Cooperative Control of the Desert Locust and Other Major Pests in the Middle East and South Asia
Authors: HAMBLETON, EDSON J.; FRACKER, STANLEY B.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 48, Number 4, August 1955 , pp. 392-395(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:One of the many kinds of technical assistance provided in our foreign programs, plant pest control is an effective and economical means of helping people overcome fear and discontent in their struggle to build a better agriculture. While technical assistance programs have been greatly expanded in recent years, we have been brought face to face with insect problems entirely new or little known to us. Outstanding among these is the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria Forskal. From Biblical times nations of the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa have suffered one locust plague after another. In our short experience in providing assistance to nations affected by the locust we have seen a change in their attitude and willingness to cooperate in programs of national and international significance. In the overall program of technical assistance, with the exception of locust control, plant pest control still plays a minor role.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1955-08-01
- Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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