winter wheat, south dakota, grasshopper management
Grasshopper populations historically have been one of the insect pests which winter wheat producers in South Dakota have had to manage, particularly when fall is preceded by a dry summer. Typical hatching areas are road ditches, dry grasslands, and other uncultivated locations. As hoppers mature in late summer and fall, vegetation in these areas begins to dry, and adult grasshoppers move to areas of greener and more lush vegetation. Winter wheat fields bordering hatching beds are prime areas for grasshoppers in the fall as other vegetation dries
McLeod, Murdick, "Grasshopper Management for South Dakota Winter Wheat Products" (1994). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 304.