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Locust Control In Central Asia: Migs Versus Micronairs

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Abstract:

Locust control in the countries of the former Soviet Union targets three locusts (the Italian, the Moroccan, and the Asian Migratory locusts) and many non-swarming grasshopper species. The areas treated annually against these pests increased after the collapse of the USSR in 1991 and culminated with 10.4 million ha in the year 2000. The bulk of the control was applied to the populations of the Italian locust. The anti-locust treatments use mostly water-based insecticide formulations applied from ANTONOV-2 aircraft or tractor-driven sprayers. In recent years, new spraying platforms like giant aerosol foggers based on MiG jet engines and ultra-light aircraft have been used. Ultra-Low Volume formulations and atomizer sprayers are making their way into practice for locust control in Central Asia.

Keywords: CENTRAL ASIA; INSECTICIDES; LOCUSTS; SPRAYING TECHNOLOGIES

Document Type: Miscellaneous

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1564/18Jun02

Publication date: June 1, 2007

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