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dc.contributor.authorRetkute, Renata
dc.contributor.authorHinton, RGK
dc.contributor.authorCressman, K
dc.contributor.authorGilligan, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-05T10:48:21Z
dc.date.available2022-01-05T10:48:21Z
dc.date.issued2021-12
dc.identifier.issn2073-4395
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331998
dc.description.abstract<jats:p>The desert locust remains a major threat to global food security. Control operations are a crucial tool to manage crisis; this research investigated the nature of control operations conducted between 2019–2021. Historical data on desert locust and control operations were obtained from the survey reports at the FAO Locust Hub and analysed with respect to survey reports, land cover types, cropland/rangeland extent and crop productivity data. We found that 16.1% of the grid cells with locust presence and 14.9% of the grid cells with control operations had a proportion of rangeland higher than 0.75; while 13.3% of the grid cells with locust presence and 13.2% of the grid cells with control operations had a proportion of croplands higher than 0.75, highlighting that locust presence and control operations were reported in both rangeland and cropland. Control operations continue to be used both to reduce overall locust numbers and to protect crops. Furthermore, through identifying which crops were most at risk, our analyses indicate that wheat production was under the highest strain during periods of increased locust infestations.</jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.subjectdesert locusts
dc.subjectcontrol
dc.subjectcrop loss
dc.subjectpastureland
dc.subjectland cover
dc.titleRegional differences in control operations during the 2019–2021 desert locust upsurge
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-01-05T10:48:21Z
prism.issueIdentifier12
prism.publicationNameAgronomy
prism.volume11
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.79446
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-12-07
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3390/agronomy11122529
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidRetkute, Renata [0000-0002-3877-6440]
dc.contributor.orcidGilligan, Christopher [0000-0002-6845-0003]
dc.identifier.eissn2073-4395
pubs.funder-project-idThe UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (NA)
pubs.funder-project-idBill &amp (NA)
cam.issuedOnline2021-12-13


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