New Strategies in Locust Control

  • S. Krall
  • R. Peveling
  • D. Ba Diallo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Biology of desert locust and research priorities

  3. Forecasting and modelling

  4. Forecasting and modelling

  5. Forecasting and modelling

  6. Control agents and methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. W. F. Meinzingen
      Pages 105-115
    3. C. J. Lomer, LUBILOSA project staff and collaborators
      Pages 159-169
    4. F. X. Delgado, J. H. Britton, M. L. Lobo-Lima, E. Razafindratiana, W. Swearingen
      Pages 171-176
    5. R. J. Milner, G. L. Baker, G. H. S. Hooper, C. Prior
      Pages 177-183
    6. R. W. Mwangi, J. M. Kabaru, H. Rembold
      Pages 193-200
    7. R. E. Price, H. D. Brown
      Pages 209-217
    8. T. Roeder, J. Degen, C. Dyczkowski, M. Gewecke
      Pages 219-223
  7. Control agents and methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. O.-K. Douro Kpindou, J. Langewald, C. J. Lomer, H. van der Paauw, P. A. Shah, A. Sidibé
      Pages 231-231
    3. A. Paraïso, C. Lomer, O. Douro-Kpindou, C. Kooyman
      Pages 233-234
    4. M. Launois, T. Rachadi
      Pages 247-247
    5. H. D. Brown, M. E. Kieser
      Pages 249-250
  8. Control agents and methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257

About this book


In the late eighties large-scale control operations were carried out to control a major desert locust upsurge in Africa. For the first time since the banning of organochlorine pesticides these operations relied mainly on non-persistent pesticides such as organophosphates and pyrethroids. The amount of pesticides sprayed and the area covered were probably the highest in the history of locust control and raised criticism with respect to efficacy, economic viability and environmental impact.

As a consequence, applied research into the problem was intensified, both at the national and the international level, with the goal of finding new and environmentally sound approaches and solutions to locust and grasshopper control. Emphasis was laid on developing new control agents and techniques.


Fungi Insekten Pathogen Pheromon arthropods biology dynamics ecology entomology environment insect insects pesticide pesticides temperature

Authors and affiliations

  • S. Krall
    • 1
  • R. Peveling
    • 1
  • D. Ba Diallo
    • 2
  1. 1.Gesellscharf fürTechnische Zusammenarbeit GTZEschbornGermany
  2. 2.CILSS-UCTR/PVBamakoMali

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