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Grasshoppers: Pests and Scouting

Grasshoppers continue to be a concern in Alberta. If they haven’t already, producers should be scouting for grasshoppers now. As indicated by the 2022 forecast map, risk of high grasshopper populations is likely. 

When managing grasshopper considerations, it is important to keep in mind: proper scouting technique, proper grasshopper identification, and thresholds.  

The most recent grasshopper development maps have been developed by the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network and can be found here. They have also developed a scouting, identification and threshold guide

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