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Western Nebraska at significant risk for grasshopper infestation PDF Print E-mail

For the second consecutive year, USDA researchers for Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) are warning that rangeland in western Nebraska will face a significant risk of serious grasshopper infestation this summer.

According to UNL Entomologists Bob Wright, Lincoln and Jeff Bradshaw, Scottsbluff, the high number of adult grasshoppers seen last year is an index for estimating the number of eggs laid by the overwintering stage of the species most damaging to rangeland. 


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