Following the major Australian Plague Locust outbreak in Victoria and other Australian states in 2010 and early 2011, locust numbers returned to near normal levels in most areas.
Landholders should be aware that locusts can have an impact on Victorian agriculture in any given season, but usually on a more localised scale.
We provide advice on how to monitor your property for locusts, how to treat locust hoppers and what impact they may have on particular agricultural businesses.
Agriculture Victoria has developed industry related factsheets to provide land managers with further advice around treating locusts.
These factsheets provide treatment advice to the following industries:
- Grain industry
- Bee industry
- Vegetable and herb
- Forestry and plantations
- Nurseries, ornamentals and cut flowers
- Turf and parklands
- Livestock producers
- Organic Industry
- Small Scale Landholders
- Fruit and Nut Industries
- Dairy Industry
- Citrus Industry.
For further information please refer to the Plague Locust Control Factsheet published by the Grains Research and Development Centre and the Australian Plague Locust Commission.