Locust Control and the Environment
The APLC uses aerial spraying of pesticides and bio-pesticides to control locust infestations deemed to be a significant threat to agricultural production. The APLC is aware of both its legislative responsibilities and community expectations in managing environmental impact. In recognising the sensitivity of the ecosystems in which it operates, the APLC continues collaborative research to analyse and minimise any detrimental impacts resulting from its activities. The APLC seeks to constantly improve its operational practices through the adoption of the outcomes of this collaborative research.
This brochure answers a number of questions asked about the environment and locust control. A list of the control agents and practices currently used by the APLC is provided and their potential impact on the environment is analysed.
The APLC and your Environment brochure PDF [220 KB, 2 pages]