Wingless grasshoppers and their control

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Bait distribution

The application rate for bran bait can vary from 3-12 kilograms per hectare; use higher rates where the plant cover or grasshopper infestation is more dense. The bait is most effective when applied to bare ground, for example cultivated strips or firebreaks or under trees where the grasshoppers congregate.

For small areas, distribute the bait by hand, taking appropriate safety precautions. For larger areas use a super spreader to spin the bait out, or fit a blower mister with venturi suction to blow the bran out over a 10-20m wide swath. Alternatively, trickle the bran out behind a moving vehicle.

Contact information

David Cousins
+61 (0)8 9368 3920