[Market-farming] Dealing with baby grasshoppers
toddlister1 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 19:04:24 EDT 2012
On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM, Todd Lister <toddlister1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I use a product called Semaspore Bait. It is readily available on the net.
> It is in the form of what looks like small oat flakes. Don't know exactly
> what it is but it works. It's organically approved. It works by starting a
> disease that spreads in the hopper population. Grasshoppers cannibalize
> other hoppers that are injured or sick, thus spreading the illness. Needs
> to be re-applied after heavy rain. I try to always have a bag on hand in
> the spring. I broadcast handfuls throughout the place. Not on the actual
> It is VERY important to keep hopper habitat under control. I spend a lot
> of time weed eating all grasses and non crop veg. numerous sources price
> this product differently. ARBIC is a good source for a lot of organic
> resources for pest control from ladybugs and preying mantis to nematodes.
> Check them out:
> Good luck,
> Todd Lister
> Veribest Farm
> Vesta Ga
> On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM, Pam Twin Oaks <pam at twinoaks.org> wrote:
>> Does anyone have an organic way to deal with baby grasshoppers and/or
>> crickets? We seem to have millions. . .
>> And what do crickets eat, anyway?
>> Pam, Twin Oaks, central Virginia, where the monsoons may be over for now.
>> Pam Dawling
>> Author of Sustainable Market Farming, Intensive Vegetable Production on a
>> Few Acres
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