Re: [gardeners] Monday in the Garden - really

Kay Lancaster (
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 21:42:53 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Allen and Judy Merten wrote:

> large population of grasshoppers from last year would also mean a larger
> number of grasshopper eggs. No freeze equals no winter kill. Bad news. I
> don't recall seeing baby grasshoppers in Feb. in a long time.

Nosema locustae is another choice -- it's a protozoan that controls
some crickets and locusts and grasshoppers  if you get it on early
enough in the hatch.  Does your county extension service have enough
IPM expertise to venture a guess as to whether it'll work for you this

Kay Lancaster