Publications

Grasshopper management

Description

Grasshoppers are a major pest of both cultivated crops and rangeland grasses in the world’s semi-arid regions. Traditionally drier areas like southern Alberta are more prone to recurring problems, but serious grasshopper infestations can occur in cropland throughout the province. Although the majority of grasshopper damage has been to cereal grains, other crops can be seriously affected. This fact sheet provides information on significant species of grasshoppers in Alberta, including each specie’s significant food supply. Information is also provide on grasshopper control and the economic threshold at which control measures become viable.

Tags
crops field crop insects grasshoppers insects pests plant insects

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

11 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

Calpas, James

Contributor

Johnson, Dan

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2003-03-01

Date Added

2015-12-17T18:04:44.730337

Date Modified

2003-03-01

Date Issued

2003-03-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

622-27

NEOS catalogue key

2820042

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca