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Continued Good News for Grasshopper Risk on Rangeland


February 16, 2022

Bob Wright and Jeff Bradshaw

Extension Entomologists

The risk of grasshopper infestation in Nebraska rangelands will be low in 2022, with slightly higher risk in southwestern Nebraska, based on fall adult surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS).

As the accompanying map illustrates, a majority of the western United States is projected to have very low numbers. USDA-APHIS continues to provide us with regular updates on the status of rangeland grasshoppers across Nebraska.

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