According to the latest North Dakota State University Crop and Pest Report, grasshopper ‘hot spots’ have been found in north central and northeast North Dakota. Specifically, reports were received from Walsh and Ramsey counties of grasshopper defoliation in dry beans. NDSU reminds growers that grasshopper nymphs are most active along field ditches and starting to move into field edges. Crops are most susceptible in the early stages of development. The development time from egg to adult is 40 to 60 days, so scouting should continue until mid-July.
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