Locust damage in crops and pastures


This Primefact contains the observations and experiences of subject matter experts from previous Australian plague locust outbreaks.

Damage is likely to be highly variable depending on the area, the locust population density and seasonal conditions.

Information provided includes:

  • How much do locusts eat?
  • Damage to crops
  • Damage to pasture
  • Frequently asked questions


Primefact PUB20/959 Third Edition

Published: Dec 2020