Desert locusts in the Caribbean. Proceedings of a regional meetign port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago november 16th, 1988
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)
The document emphasizes that a meeting on the first recorded incursion of desert locusts in the Caribbean was held the day before a regional workshop on the monitoring of agricultural pests and diseases, taking advantage of the presence in Port-of-Spain of senior plant protection officials from 12 countries. The unexpected arrival of desert locusts in the weeks preceeding the workshop dramatically illustrated the importance of maintaining national capability to identify, monitor and control agricultural diseases and pests, and the value of sharing information on outbreaks and methods at the regional level. The document includes reports on desert locusts in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.