Migrant Pest IPM

icipe accomplishments in migratory pests research

Development of a preventive strategy for locusts based on an adult locust pheromone phenylacetonitrile (PAN), which is effective against juvenile stages of the insect. PAN has been tested in large-scale field studies in Sudan on small bands of locust juveniles, in collaboration with the national locust control agency and observers from Egypt, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.

Development of and testing of the virulence effective control agents for the malagasy locust, L. migratoria, based on pheromones and fungal-based biopesticides and Green Muscle®.