Western Australia, Insect pests, Grasshopper control
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THE principal grasshopper pest in Western Australia is the Little Plague Grasshopper (Austroicetes cruciata, Sauss) (Jenkins, 1938). This native species multiplied extensively in the outer wheatbelt area during the depression years of "1930's" when much cleared land was abandoned, and the present utilisation of large portions of this land for grazing rather than crop-growing means that extensive grasshopper breeding grounds still exist.
Jenkins, C F.H
"Insect pest - recent investigations into grasshopper control in Western Australia,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 2:
5, Article 20.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol2/iss5/20