Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wyoming Will Aerial Spray Insecticide to Kill Looming Grasshopper Invasion

Remixx World! follows grasshopper stories. I covered them last year and I will continue covering grasshoppers as long as I am writing this blog. For past grasshopper stories there are links at the bottom of this article for a handy reference guide.

Now, back to the story.

Grasshoppers are set to invade the West just like they did in 2010. Wyoming is one State predicting such as invasion and is planning to spend millions of dollars fighting the 'hoppers.

Last year they invaded northeast Wyoming...

...Laramie County Weed and Pest Control District officials are preparing to sign up landowners for aerial spraying with an insecticide to kill the hungry pests...


Wyoming is not the only State where there is a grasshopper concern. Please see the USDA/South Dakota document Grasshopper Outlook on the Rangelands: 2011 or below.
Grasshopper Outlook on Rangelands 2011

1. Grasshopper Infestation Swarm Could Destroy Western USA Crops (March 31, 2010);

2. America's Western States Poised for Worst Grasshopper Swarms in Thirty (30) Years (June 2, 2010);

3. Montana Faces Worst Grasshopper Infestation in Twenty-Five (25) Years (July 26, 2010)

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