Tag Archives: Australia Locust Plague 2010

Locusts Swarm Across Victoria

Medium and high density locust swarms have made their way into Victoria. Swarms have been reported at Charlton, Echuca, St Arnaud, Quambatook and Wycheproof, with some stretching up to 25 kilometres wide.

Locusts Hit Western Victoria

While farmers in Victoria’s Mallee say that the bulk of their locust work is done, those further south are now starting to bear the brunt. Geoff Anderson’s property is just south of Ouyen in Victoria’s Mallee.

Cold Weather Slows Locust March

The Department of Primary Industries says the weekend’s cold, wet weather has slowed the surging locust population across Victoria. The insects started swarming on Friday, with a small number reaching Melbourne.

Locusts Blow Into Melbourne

The Victorian plague locust commissioner, Gordon Berg, has confirmed locusts have been swept into Melbourne on unseasonably warm northerly winds overnight. Mr Berg says there have been more than 200 reports to the locust hotline from suburbs such as Box

Locust Swarms Take To The Skies

Biosecurity SA says locusts have now taken to the wing in South Australia’s north and are being seen in the Port Augusta and Port Pirie region. Senior entomologist Ken Henry says there are only low density swarms in the region

SA Locust Risk About to Peak

The threat from locusts is about to peak in South Australia, says the State Government. There have been more than 1,200 sightings reported across northern regions, the Riverland and in the Mallee.

NSW Large Locust Species Found

Authorities say they have been caught off-guard by the discovery of a species of locust that was not expected to appear in the central west of New South Wales. The Livestock Pest and Health Authority (LHPA) says a swarm of

Locusts Soon to Be Flying

Farmers are being warned locusts which have hatched in the western region could begin flying within days. The Livestock Pest and Health Authority (LHPA) says the nymphs in the Nyngan district, which have not been sprayed, will be almost mature.

Australia: Locust Activity Steps Up

The Department of Primary Industries says locusts have started banding in areas of central Victoria. The Tatura Incident Control Centre had four crews monitoring and surveilling at the weekend around Tatura, Dookie, Bendigo and Leaghur State Park.

LHPA Gains Ground on locusts

Australia: A second assault on locusts in the state’s northwest is underway. The Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA) says more than 3,000 hectares in the Walgett and Carinda districts have been spraying again this week, after the area was