USDA-APHIS Grasshopper Meeting, Oct. 16

USDA-APHIS is the provider of the Rangeland Grasshopper Suppression Program. This is a cost-share program on private, state, and federal lands. Because of the high population of grasshoppers this year and specifically in August and September when they were laying their eggs, it is likely populations will again be high next spring and summer.

We are meeting on Monday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Richland County Extension Office to start the process for the cost-share program. This program requires 10,000-acre contiguous blocks of rangeland, which involves participation and planning between neighbors and landowners. If you are interested in this program, please plan to attend. USDA-APHIS State Plant Health Director Gary Adams will be here to start discussions on the program. While it may be difficult to think about next year’s grasshoppers already - this program involves some paperwork and mapping, and other logistics that can be time consuming, making it important to get a jump on it now. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 406-433-1206.

 

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