News tagged with desert locusts

Satellites forewarn of locust plagues

Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.

dateJun 13, 2017 in Environment
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Ecopesticides uses fungi to stop crop destroying insects

A New Mexico startup company has begun field tests to prove they can kill desert locusts in Africa using a natural bio-pesticide technology developed at the University of New Mexico. The company, founded by two UNM physicians, is ...

dateSep 03, 2014 in Ecology
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Mauritania 'warns of locust plague'

Mauritania said on Tuesday it had sent exterminators to the north to fight a plague of locusts swarming over the desert which could devastate the west African nation, local media said.

dateNov 12, 2013 in Ecology
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