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Desert Locust Bulletin, No 477, June 2018

Desert Locust situation remains calm

Local breeding continued on a small scale in central Algeria where ground teams treated 581 ha of solitarious hoppers and adults near irrigated farms in June. In southwest Asia, isolated adults appeared in the summer breeding areas near the Indian border in Cholistan, Pakistan. No locusts have been reported in other countries.

During the forecast period, small-scale breeding will commence in the summer breeding areas of the northern Sahel between Mauritania and western Eritrea, initially in those places that have already received rainfall. As a result of very poor breeding during the past spring and winter, current locust numbers are extremely low throughout the recession area. A significant increase in locust populations will not occur unless there are several months of good rains and at least two generations of breeding. Nevertheless, regular surveys should be undertaken in all areas in order to detect the first signs of breeding and monitor progress.

In the Central Region, there remains a possibility of breeding in areas that received unusually heavy rains from cyclones Sagar and Mekunu in May, primarily in southern and eastern Yemen, southern Oman, eastern Saudi Arabia, northwest Somalia and eastern Ethiopia. Regular monitoring during the next few months is recommended.

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