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Oklahoma farmers urged to guard against grasshoppers

Warm winter and spring are ideal conditions for grasshoppers in Oklahoma.
by Ken Raymond Published: June 11, 2012
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For sheer creepiness, grasshoppers rate well below spiders, bees and cockroaches.

But grasshoppers can be more menacing than those other bugs combined.

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by Ken Raymond
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Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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DID YOU KNOW?

Grasshoppers are common worldwide. In the U.S. alone, there are about 1,000 grasshopper species. Oklahoma is home to more than 130 species. Of those, only four or five species are harmful to fields and crops. The pest species include the redlegged, migratory, differential and two-striped grasshopper. The differential and two-striped varieties cause the most damage.

SOURCE: Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service

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