Extension entomologist suggests 2020 could have high grasshopper numbers


Landowners should be on the lookout for a high grasshopper year, said University of Wyoming Extension entomologist Scott Schell.

He said mid-May through June is the best time to check for grasshoppers hatching in large numbers to prevent them from causing extensive damage this spring.

“If you had lots of grasshoppers last year or already have them hatching this spring, then treating the grasshoppers early in the season before they become adults is the best way to reduce their numbers,” said Schell.

Schell suggests looking in areas that warmup first, like south-facing slopes or borrow ditch banks.




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