Tagged: Desert Locusts

Desert locusts invasion in Kenya

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How to Control Desert locusts using Safe Methods

In this article, we discuss biological control and other safe methods to control schistocerca gregaria invasion. These include; use of neem oil, metarhizium bio-pesticide and natural predators such as chicken. other measures are planting trees and cover crops, making locust traps and harvesting them for human and livestock consumption.

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Desert locusts invasion in Kenya: The opportunities

Desert locusts invasion in the East African region provides many opportunities. The Schistocerca gregaria is a source of nutritious human food and a raw material for safe animal feeds.


What you need to know about desert locusts in Kenya

Locust plagues leave a trail of death and destruction on their path. In this post, we focus on why they are s threat to food security, agriculture and livelihoods.