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By Tom Kalb 

Dakota Gardener: Watch out for grasshoppers


July 17, 2023

Now is the time to prepare for the coming grasshopper invasion, says NDSU Extension horticulturist, Tom Kalb. (Pixabay photo)

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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