Metarhizium acridum controls locust and grasshoppers in Sahelian countries, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
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  • Replacement of classified chemical substances (eg. chlorpyrifos, fipronil,) by biological solution to control locusts by aerial spray to protect food security in Middle East and Sahelian countries.

 

Diagram for case metarhizium acridum controls locust and grasshoppers in Sahelian countries, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

 

  • Technical result: 90% in field mortality 17 days after applying entomopathogenic fungus
  • Economic result: efficient locust control at same price than chemical control without re-entry intervals nor negative effect for humans or the environment
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:

 

    • Reduction in reliance on chemical pesticides
    • Specific pest control, respecting natural enemies
    • Increased biodiversity enabling resilient ecosystems

 

    • Demonstrates good governance (replacing hazardous chemicals in aerial spraying)
    • Enables worker and consumer health and safety

 

    • Supports farmers livelihood
    • Improvement financial viability  
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