Zhurnal Radioelektroniki - Journal of Radio Electronics. eISSN 1684-1719. 2021. No. 2

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DOI https://doi.org/10.30898/1684-1719.2021.2.4

UDC 621.385.6:537.87


High-power microwaves against locusts and other harmful animals


V. E. Zapevalov

Federal Research Center Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulyanov str., 46, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia


The paper was received on February 5, 2021


Abstract. There are a lot of phytophagous and harmful animals of agriculture and forestry in the entire world. The ultimate goal in locust control is the use of preventive and proactive methods that disrupt the environment to the least possible extent. This would make agricultural production easier and more secure in the many regions where growing crops is of vital importance. The possibility of using microwave systems to combat harmful animals, pests of agriculture and forestry is discussed

Keywords: microwaves, magnetron, klystron, gyrotron, synchronization, locusts, insects, environment, pesticides.


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Zapevalov V.E. High-power microwaves against locusts and other harmful animals. Zhurnal Radioelektroniki [Journal of Radio Electronics]. 2021. No.2. https://doi.org/10.30898/1684-1719.2021.2.4 (In Russian)