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VIDEO: How to treat grasshoppers that have made the jump to your fields

What to look for when deciding to spray for the voracious pest

If you’re seeing plenty of grasshoppers in your fields, you’re likely far from alone. John Gavloski, entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture, said at the Crop Diagnostic School on July 9 that populations have been on the increase for about three years. So, what action should you take if you see these hungry pests eating your crop?

In this video, Gavloski offers some of the strategies Manitoba producers are using this year to control grasshoppers and one spray study in the U.S. that allowed farmers to reduce their spray costs and still get 80-90 per cent effective control.

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