Increase In Grasshopper Populations

Increase In Grasshopper Populations
Posted on 07/24/2019

Saddle Hills County has been seeing an increase in Grasshopper populations throughout the last few weeks. The County is recommending to all producers to inspect the perimeters of their hay, cereal, oilseed and pulse crops. The recommended economic threshold before action should be taken is 11 grasshoppers per square metre. If rain is present or in the forecast, it is recommended to inspect a few days after because the rain will help to decline the population. If spraying is necessary, ensure to always read and follow the product label. For any questions or concerns regarding grasshoppers, please call Saddle Hills County office at 780-864-3760.