Journal of Economic Entomology (1955) 48, 392-395

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E.J. Hambleton and S.B. Fracker (1955)
Co-operative control of the Desert Locust and other major pests in the Middle East and South Asia
Journal of Economic Entomology 48 (4), 392-395
Abstract: Participation of the U.S.A. in the international organisation of Desert Locust control is outlined, and its aims defined. The body concerned is the Regional Insect Control Project, operating from Beirut and it cooperates with others under the Technical Advisory Committee on Locust Control of the F.A.O. It is operated by the Plant Pest Control Branch of the U.S.'s Agricultural Research Service by agreement with the Foreign Operations Administration, and in 1954 superseded the Regional Locust Program which had developed in 1951 under the old B.E.P.Q. following a call for technical assistance from Iran. U.S.A.'s direct aid is chiefly by help in aerial reconnaissance and spraying, technical training of personnel and the provision of insecticides. Countries helped are primarily those not covered by the British Desert Locust Survey and Control organisations.
(The abstract is excluded from the Creative Commons licence and has been copied from Acridological Abstracts with permission by NRI, Univ. of Greenwich at Medway.)

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