Powder River Examiner -

Grasshoppers Next Year? Let's be Prepared!


September 3, 2020

By PR Extension Office

Many landowners in Powder River county had devastating grasshopper infestations this summer. Unfortunately, many of the grasshoppers have already or will lay eggs in the next few weeks, leading to a potential outbreak again next year. Early planning, organization, and survey is critical to preventing the damage grasshoppers can inflict. A series of grasshopper control meetings are scheduled for Southeastern Montana on September 15th and 16th, according to Powder River Extension Agent Mary Rumph.

The meetings will feature Gary Adams with APHIS who will present information on the cooperative grasshopper/Mormon cricket suppression program including funding, approved control methods including conventional pesticide application and RAAT (Reduced Agent and Area Treatments), and potential control plans for 2021.

The following meetings have been scheduled:

Tuesday, September 15th:

10:00 a.m. at the Fallon County Exhibit Hall

2:00 p.m. at the Alzada Community Center

6:00 p.m. at the Boyes Community Center

Wednesday, September 16th

10:00 a.m. at the Broadus Community Center

2:00 p.m. at the Stacey Hall

For more information about the meetings, contact the Powder River Extension Office at 436-2424 or Fallon/Carter Extension at 406-778-8130.


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