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A Review of the Biology, Ecology, and Management of the South American Locust, Schistocerca cancellata (Serville, 1838), and Future Prospects

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Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Manfredi, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Manfredi X5988, Argentina
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School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
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División Entomología, Museo de La Plata, FCNyM-UNLP, La Plata 1900, Argentina
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Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores, UNLP-CONICET-CICPBA, La Plata 1900, Argentina
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Instituto de Investigaciones Agrícolas El Vallecito, Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno, Km 7 1/2 Carretera al Norte, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA), Av. Paseo Colón 367, Buenos Aires C1063ACD, Argentina
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Unité Mixte de Recherche Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations (UMR CBGP), Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), 755 Avenue du Campus Agropolis, CS 30016, F-34398 Montpellier, France
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Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA), España 366 Piso 3, Salta A4400, Argentina
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Locust and Grasshopper Control, 125 William Webb Drive, McKellar, Canberra, ACT 2617, Australia
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Academic Editor: Stefano Bedini
Agronomy 2022, 12(1), 135; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12010135
Received: 22 October 2021 / Revised: 21 December 2021 / Accepted: 24 December 2021 / Published: 6 January 2022
In the first half of the twentieth century, the South American Locust (SAL), Schistocerca cancellata (Serville, 1838), was a major pest of agriculture in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Brazil. From 1954–2014, a preventive management program appeared to limit SAL populations, with only small- to moderate-scale treatments required, limited to outbreak areas in northwest Argentina. However, the lack of major locust outbreaks led to a gradual reduction in resources, and in 2015, the sudden appearance of swarms marked the beginning of a substantial upsurge, with many swarms reported initially in Argentina in 2015, followed by expansion into neighboring countries over the next few years. The upsurge required a rapid allocation of resources for management of SAL and a detailed examination of the improvements needed for the successful management of this species. This paper provides a review of SAL biology, management history, and perspectives on navigating a plague period after a 60-year recession. View Full-Text
Keywords: locust plagues; population dynamics; management locust plagues; population dynamics; management
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Trumper, E.V.; Cease, A.J.; Cigliano, M.M.; Copa Bazán, F.; Lange, C.E.; Medina, H.E.; Overson, R.P.; Therville, C.; Pocco, M.E.; Piou, C.; Zagaglia, G.; Hunter, D. A Review of the Biology, Ecology, and Management of the South American Locust, Schistocerca cancellata (Serville, 1838), and Future Prospects. Agronomy 2022, 12, 135. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12010135

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Trumper EV, Cease AJ, Cigliano MM, Copa Bazán F, Lange CE, Medina HE, Overson RP, Therville C, Pocco ME, Piou C, Zagaglia G, Hunter D. A Review of the Biology, Ecology, and Management of the South American Locust, Schistocerca cancellata (Serville, 1838), and Future Prospects. Agronomy. 2022; 12(1):135. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12010135

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Trumper, Eduardo V., Arianne J. Cease, María Marta Cigliano, Fernando Copa Bazán, Carlos E. Lange, Héctor E. Medina, Rick P. Overson, Clara Therville, Martina E. Pocco, Cyril Piou, Gustavo Zagaglia, and David Hunter. 2022. "A Review of the Biology, Ecology, and Management of the South American Locust, Schistocerca cancellata (Serville, 1838), and Future Prospects" Agronomy 12, no. 1: 135. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12010135

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