28 May 2013 Role of remote sensing in desert locust early warning
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Abstract
Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria, Forskål) plagues have historically had devastating consequences on food security in Africa and Asia. The current strategy to reduce the frequency of plagues and manage desert locust infestations is early warning and preventive control. To achieve this, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations operates one of the oldest, largest, and best-known migratory pest monitoring systems in the world. Within this system, remote sensing plays an important role in detecting rainfall and green vegetation. Despite recent technological advances in data management and analysis, communications, and remote sensing, monitoring desert locusts and preventing plagues in the years ahead will continue to be a challenge from a geopolitical and financial standpoint for affected countries and the international donor community. We present an overview of the use of remote sensing in desert locust early warning.
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Keith Cressman, Keith Cressman, } "Role of remote sensing in desert locust early warning," Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 7(1), 075098 (28 May 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.7.075098 . Submission:
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