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VIDEO: Know your grasshopper stages before deciding to spray

If you hit your fields early, you could end up spraying twice

You’ve got grasshoppers in your fields, but before you fill up your sprayer to help limit the damage – and their appetites – do you know what growth stage you’re looking at?

In this video, John Gavloski, entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture, offers his experience on staging grasshoppers and why their third to fourth juvenile stage is likely your ideal time to spray for effective control.

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