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The Australian Plague Locust Commission has issued its March locust bulletin and forecast through to May 2013. It says adult locust numbers remained at generally low densities in most regions across eastern Australia, including South Australia, during February. Surveys were conducted by the APLC in early February in the Burra–Jamestown and Flinders Ranges areas of the north-west region. Occasional, isolated-scattered density adults were identified in the Peterborough–Hawker area but no locusts were detected on the eastern side of the Flinders Ranges.
The APLC says February's continued very dry conditions were likely to have contributed to a decline in locust numbers. Given the low population level, it says there is a low probability of any significant autumn population developing in these regions and a low probability of any significant immigration during autumn. Full details of the APLC's latest bulletin can be found through the link near the top of this page.