Economic studies on locust control

ABARES has released a report produced for the APLC detailing the economic benefits and costs of locust control carried out during the Australian plague locust infestation in spring 2010. The reports analyses the total costs of control of state government agencies and the APLC during spring and potential economic losses had control not been carried out.​

View the ​report: Benefit-Cost analysis of locust control operations for 2010-2011

Previous (ABARE) reports produced for the APLC in 2005 and 2007, analysing economic costs and benefits of APLC locust control during the years ​1999-2000 to 2004-2005 and a supplementary study of the costs and benefits of control in one locust generation on the potential impacts of a subsequent second generation are now available.​




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Economic Costs and Benefits of Locust Control in Eastern Australia



673 KB

Benefits of locust control in eastern Australia: a supplementary study of potential second generation outbreaks



162 KB

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