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Volume 5 Issue 12
December-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIREB06139

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1166-1171

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Locust – Massive Threat to Indian Agriculture

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2349-5162

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"Locust – Massive Threat to Indian Agriculture", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.1166-1171, December 2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREB06139.pdf

Abstract

The Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) are likely the best known species to its wide range of distribution all over the world mostly in North Africa, Middle East and Indian subcontinent. And these are well known for its ability to move over long distances. Locusts are considered to be the most dangerous pests known to humanity. They are omnivores in nature, devours everything on their way. They reproduce at a very fast pace (around 20 fold in 3 months). In a lifetime of a female Locust it can lay about 300 eggs under normal conditions while an adult can easily consume the fresh food equal to its own weight per a single day (about 2-3 grams per every day)and the fact is it has no control measure, even a widely used a chemical method, because a single female has a wide range of reproduction that it can produce 2-3% population of swamp in a single reproductive phase that can feed on largely grown tree on this aspect you can assume its effect in agriculture and can cause huge loss of yield which reflects on the food security of the nation, it simply like throwing a good cooked food into drainage. So there is a need to control it, due to this, Locust must be considered under the study to control it by enhancing knowledge on their biological, systematically, reproductive, environmental, their origin, control and factors complicating it and its recent outbreaks.

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Locusts, Plague, Outbreak and Upsurges

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"Locust – Massive Threat to Indian Agriculture", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp1166-1171, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREB06139.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIREB06139
Registration ID: 233824
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 1166-1171
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Locust – Massive Threat to Indian Agriculture", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp1166-1171, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREB06139.pdf




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