Grasshoppers - Knowledgebase Question

Carson, CA
Question by MILOSP310
November 1, 1999
My next door neighbor recently started growing vegetables next to our property line and since then ive had a terrible problem with grasshoppers.They are ruining all my plants and they seem to come in a variety of colors and sizes. Any advice on how I can control this problem?

Answer from NGA
November 1, 1999


Grasshoppers are probably best controled with rotenone, sabadilla or pyrethrum sprays applied when you first notice the damage. Grasshoppers can also be controlled with biological weapon called Nosema locustae. It's good for long term controll and available from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply P.O. Box 2209 Grass Valley, CA 95945 916-272-4769

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