BPRI Meets with Argentinian Colleague

Mr. Hector Medina, Coordinator, National Grasshopper and Locust Program of the National Food Safety and Quality Service of Argentina recently met with the BPRI outreach committee to share his experience in locust management activities in Argentina. He explained that Argentina mostly follows a farmer-centered mitigation approach. He emphasized that the most critical outcome that his program expects from the BPRI is to provide information on biological factors that contribute to changing the ‘solitarious’ and ‘gregarious’ phases of grasshoppers. These biological factors will help improve the early warning system predicting locust swarming and ultimately help reduce crop harm.