desert locust


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des′ert lo`cust


n.
a migratory locust, Schistocerca gregaria, of N Africa and Asia, associated with the plagues described in the Old Testament.
[1940–45]
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Shobrak said that deaths of Griffon vultures have been recorded in Saudi Arabia in regions where pesticides are used to control populations of the desert locust.
The FAO said extreme weather events can also cause more frequent and intense plant pest and disease outbreaks, as was the case during the desert locust outbreaks in Northwest Africa and in Yemen in late-2015 and early-2016.
24 (SUNA) The 62 meeting of the executive committee of the Desert Locust Control Organization For Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) has started today at hotel of Grand Holiday Villa Khartoum, Sudan, with the participation of the directors of the plants protection in Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti in the presence of Dr.
1967 -- Kuwait joined the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Near East.
Both companies were allegedly selling unauthorized counterfeit versions of Revision Military's Desert Locust goggles.
Considered as fearsome plagues in agriculture, desert Locust Schistocerca gregaria and the migratory locust Locusta migratoria are known since antiquity and its invasions constitute a major phenomenon that is perceived by Saizonou [25], as apocalyptic, a phenomenon, which is not new.
Request for information for Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for desert locust monitoring and control services for FAO.
Muscat: The Desert Locust situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, as more groups have formed in the interior and along the Aden coast during May.
4 million people are estimated to be food insecure - half of them severely so - there is a high risk that desert locust swarms will increase in hard-to-reach interior regions from early June onward, according to the report.
November 16, 2015 (KHARTOUM) -- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned that unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favor desert locust breeding.
Unusually heavy rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, FAO warned Wednesday, stressing that close monitoring is needed over the next six months to prevent the insects from forming destructive swarms.