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Management of locusts and grasshoppers in China

Zhang, Long; Hunter, David;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
Locusts and grasshoppers are major economic pests in China and are controlled by a strategy of preventive management where about 1.5 million ha are treated each year. The preventive management system aims to keep locusts and grasshoppers at lower densities, so that the dense swarms seen in the past are no longer common and crop and pasture damage minimized. There is substantial cultural control, including conservation of natural enemies and reducing the area of favorable habitats through habitat modification. Even with substantial cultural control, locust and grasshopper infestations are still widespread, with 127 field stations having more than 2000 technicians...
Medical Subject Headings: animal structuresparasitic diseasesfungi
free text keywords: biological control, habitat modification, history, information platform
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