Wingless grasshoppers and their control

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Because the wingless grasshopper is not a declared insect pest, the landholder is responsible for control.

Farm management can affect the pest status of wingless grasshoppers. Avoid high stocking rates and short 'open' pastures as these encourage grasshopper outbreaks by increasing the amount of bare ground available for egg-laying.

Contact information

David Cousins
+61 (0)8 9368 3920