• Wilburs-Place

    September 2, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    I had a horrible grasshopper problem this year. My figs were spared but, all my broadleaf plants were nearly decimated! The best solution I found was regular flour sprinkled over the leaves and plants every couple of days. Occasionally I would alternate or include diatomaceous earth. It seemed to kill them off rather quickly. However, it’s something you have to stay on top of throughout the growing season. If anyone else has any other solutions I would sure like to hear about them!

  • ClosetMouse

    September 3, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    … years ago i met Dave Wetzel … and learned about using milk on pastures and gardens… as a per- centage and mixed with other items … what i remembered was curious was that the spraying of milk on his pastures got rid of a grass hopper problem … i have found one of the articles that wrote about his findings and research … hope you find this as interesting as i did … [he was a very nice person] … in the maritime climate of the PNW we use a milk solution for mildew … key is to start early …

    . .. not sure why the url didn’t go into a form to click to the article … perhaps can copy and paste? … just worked for me to do that … hope some find this of value …

  • Heimskr

    September 4, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks guys I’ll give them both a shot

  • Wingard_MT

    September 8, 2022 at 10:18 am

    We too have lost our precious fall carrot crops to the abundance of very large hoppers this year, for some reason our bird population has disappeared as of late and the young chard, beets and carrots were wiped out in the last 2 weeks.

  • Kh62

    September 8, 2022 at 11:02 am

    I’m in south eastern OK and I just thought the hoppers were bad last year. They have eaten the bark off of my young fruit trees! Bugs in general were unreal. My garden was almost a complete loss. I read that kaolin (not sure I spelled it right) works better than flour but milk would be cheaper and easier.

    • LG_Homestead

      September 8, 2022 at 1:04 pm

      Same thing going on in northeast Oklahoma.

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