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By Tom Kalb
NDSU Extension Horticulturist 

Dakota Gardener: Be aware of grasshoppers

 

July 24, 2023



Grasshoppers were devastating in Dakota gardens last year. They devoured many plants from top to bottom.

Now the pests are coming back again. What caused this?

The weather during the past two years has been perfect for grasshoppers.

First, grasshoppers love a long, warm summer. This gives the insects plenty of time to eat, mate and lay lots of eggs. Last summer was long and warm. We had huge sw...



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