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‘They’re Everywhere’: Drought Brings Plague Of Voracious Grasshoppers To Parts Of U.S. West

By Wolfenstein, 06/24/2021


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By: Associated Press

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A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up: a plague of voracious grasshoppers.

 

To blunt the grasshoppers’ economic damage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week began aerial spraying of the pesticide diflubenzuron to kill grasshopper nymphs before they develop into adults. Approximately 3,000 square miles (7,700 square kilometers) in Montana are expected to be sprayed, roughly twice the size of Rhode Island.

 

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Drought Brings Plague Of Voracious Grasshoppers To Parts Of U.S. West

 

 

 

 

 

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