Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for January with a Forecast till mid-March, 2011
The Desert Locust (SGR) situation remained serious in January in Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Mauritania where control operations targeted hoppers and groups of adults. More than 14,000 ha were treated in Mauritania during this month and close to 5,000 ha were sprayed in December. Some 10,000 ha were sprayed in Sudan and Saudi Arabia where swarms were detected.
Egypt treated some 382 ha during this period and an updated figure for December operations for Yemen was 1,450 ha. Small-scale infestations were reported in southern Morocco where 55 ha were treated and insignificant numbers of solitary adults and hoppers were also detected in Sahara region in Algeria. A few solitary adults were reported in spring breeding areas in Baluchistan, western Pakistan. Other countries remained relatively calm during this period (CNLA/Mauritania,
DPV/Tunisia, FAO-DLIS, INPV/Algeria,
PPD/Ethiopia and PPD/Sudan).