Farmers Coping With Grasshopper Plague

WELLINGTON, Colo. (AP) – Farmers in northern Colorado are coping with a grasshopper plague.

Colorado State University agricultural researcher Bob Bee says the insects can eat more than twice their weight in food every day.

Bee said the Larimer County infestation may be the result of the drought in southern Colorado.

He says many of the grasshoppers had to look for a new food source and they may have migrated north with the monsoon winds in July.

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  • Michae Gampp

    I just read an article that claims they should dust their crops, and perimeter with an all purpose, so salt added flour…

  • Michae Gampp

    No salt added….

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