Re: locust swarms

Subject: Re: locust swarms
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 14:47:51 +1100

Having indicated that Dubbo was not as affected by locusts as badly was initially thought, they have now moved into the area in force.

For those interested in the impact of spraying for locust control I would direct you to a very good review of the major insecticide used - fenitrothion - by the Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority.  There is a section on the impacts on birds as well as other fauna.  The recommendations make interesting reading.


David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
Department of Environment & Conservation
P.O. Box 2111
Dubbo  NSW  2830
Ph: 02 6883 5335 or Freecall 1800 621 056
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