APHIS Grasshopper Suppression Program Materializes


A spray plane touches down at the Broadus airport after completing a round of treating rangeland with Dimilin, a growth regulator for grasshopper control. Crop Dusters, LLC, had three planes flying in order to treat nearly 200,000 acres in Powder River and Carter County as part of the APHIS grasshopper suppression program last week.

By Mary Rumph, MSU Extension Powder River Agent

Planes in the Air: When asked the first of June what I thought the chances were of the APHIS grasshopper treatment program happening, my response was "10%." On Tuesday, June 22nd, I heard the firs...

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