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Bad news: Lots of grasshoppers this summer

23.08.2019 09:46
By: Harry Callaghan

Good News: Cool weather means less grasshopper lovin'


Image: Canadian Georgraphic

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - The dry conditions Manitoba farmers have been dealing with this summer, especially in July, continues to make life difficult.

In St. Rose Du Lac, Robert Brunel has seen a spike in the number of grasshoppers - the highest in a decade.

Grasshoppers impact forage and pastures - they've been seen eating canola and soybeans.

However, if it's cool and wet the rest of the summer, there might not be as many of the pests next year.

Grasshoppers apparently don't like laying eggs when it's cold.