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Journal of Integrative Agriculture  2022, Vol. 21 Issue (12): 3467-3487    DOI: 10.1016/j.jia.2022.09.017
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IPM - Biological and integrated management of desert locust
LI Shuang1, 2, 4, FENG Shi-qian1, 4, Hidayat ULLAH1, 3, TU Xiong-bing1, 4, ZHANG Ze-hua1, 4

1 State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, P.R.China

2 Chongqing Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Chongqing 401329, P.R.China

3 Department of Agriculture, The University of Swabi, Anbar-23561, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

4 Scientific Observation and Experimental Station of Pests in XilinGol Rangeland, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xilinhot 026000, P.R.China

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蝗虫在人类历史上造成了周期性的灾难。到目前为止,蝗灾仍然是农业生产的重大威胁。沙漠蝗Schistocerca gregaria是危害最大的蝗虫之一,2020年非洲沙漠蝗灾害造成了巨大的经济损失,多个国家和地区宣布进入紧急状态。沙漠蝗是一种迁徙性害虫,在热带和亚热带地区发生,随季风在非洲大陆和西亚进行往复迁飞。沙漠蝗食性杂、危害重,一旦大面积暴发,将对农作物造成毁灭性灾难,严重威胁粮食安全。前期对沙漠蝗的生物学特性、生态学规律及其综合管理进行了很多报道,这篇综述旨在总结沙漠蝗的生物学特性、分布及其危害,从生物防治、生态治理等多个角度综述了沙漠蝗综合治理的最新策略,并对下一步沙漠蝗监测和防治工作提出了建议。






Locusts have caused periodic disasters in the recorded history of humankind.  Up to now, locust disaster is still the biggest threat to the world’s agricultural production.  The desert locust Schistocerca gregaria is one of the most harmful locusts, which has caused massive food crises, economic losses, and ecological disasters.  The desert locust is a migratory insect pest that occurs year-round in the tropic and subtropical regions.  Under the wind and seasonal alternation, it moves and flies in the African continent and West Asia.  Desert locust damages the stems and leaves of more than 300 plants, including Gramineae, Tribulus terrestris, and Euphorbiaceae.  Locusts cause devastating disasters to local plants, especially field crops, and significantly threaten food security.  To date, voluminous research has been conducted regarding the ecology and management of desert locusts.  This review represents an effort to summarize the basic information on the biology and ecology, distribution, damage, and economic impact of desert locusts, examine the recent developments in integrated locust management, and make recommendations for future research.  

Keywords:  Schistocerca gregaria        crops       Orthoptera       locust       agriculture production       ecology  
Received: 06 May 2022   Accepted: 11 August 2022

This work was supported by the International Science & Technology Innovation Program of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAASTIP) (CAAS-ZDRW202108), the China Agriculture Research System of MOF and MARA (CARS-34-07), and the Special Funds for Basic Scientific Research of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Y2020YJ02).

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LI Shuang, FENG Shi-qian, Hidayat ULLAH, TU Xiong-bing, ZHANG Ze-hua. 2022. IPM - Biological and integrated management of desert locust. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 21(12): 3467-3487.

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