The Official Newspaper for Foster County

Dakota Gardener: Be aware of grasshoppers

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 swarm...