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
Advertisement
;

For sheer creepiness, grasshoppers rate well below spiders, bees and cockroaches.

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

“Grasshoppers can...

Oklahoman subscribers have access to this article. Unlock it below.

What is this? Learn more.
| |

NewsOK.com has disabled the comments for this article.
by Ken Raymond
Book Editor
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...
+ show more

Advertisement


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

Trending Now



AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Hotel leaves Oklahoma City Thunder opponents telling ghost stories
  2. 2
    Check out the Thunder postseason playlist
  3. 3
    VIDEO: Blake Griffin dumps water on a fan
  4. 4
    Oklahoma City Thunder: Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes calls drug suspension unfair
  5. 5
    Dave Chappelle Reveals Shockingly Buff New Look
+ show more