Grasshopper populations are starting to build in portions of Minnesota. University of Minnesota Extension Entomologist Ian MacRae says it’s not as bad as last year. “We had a lot of grasshoppers at the end of last year. and they all laid eggs outside of fields and those eggs hatched,” said MacRae. “The wet spring allowed fungal pathogens to reestablish and kill young insects.” MacRae was part of the Northwest Research and Outreach Center’s annual Crops and Soils Day in Crookston, Minnesota.
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