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Locusts in southern settler societies: Argentine and australian experience and responses, 1880-1940

Deveson, Edward; Martinez, Alejandro


Locust invasions were a problem common to many colonial settler societies, for whom agricultural development was crucial to success. Their impact on crops and pastures caused repeated losses and hardships for the nascent farming enterprises. In the southern lands of Argentina and Australia the initial hopes that bringing more land under cultivation, restoring the ‘balance of nature’, using disease organisms for biological control, or collective labour would solve the problem faded as swarms...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Environmental History in the Making
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41085-2_15


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