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Grasshopper program winds up for the year

Weed & Pest successfully treats 61,000 acres

Just under 61,000 acres of land have been treated for grasshoppers, bringing an end to this year's insecticide program through the Crook County Weed & Pest District.

The district launched the program in response to predictions of a bad grasshopper season this year, planning an overhead spray of Dimilin® to combat the pests.

The process began in March with outreach to gauge public interest, after which District Supervisor Alycia Conroy-Davis worked to obtain an emergency insecticide management grant and Office Manager Sophie Schwebke mapped out landowners' property in the district's GIS map...

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