Source: University of Nebraska
Grasshoppers have dominated the concerns of crop producers and home owners in western Nebraska throughout the summer. About 100 species of grasshoppers can be found in Nebraska, each with their own unique biology and environmental preferences. This year, we have had two noticeable peaks in grasshopper abundance during the spring (dominated by our rangeland species) and at least one more as summer progressed (dominated by our cropland species).
The first peak was reduced in western Nebraska due, in part, to the cool, wet weather; however, the remaining populations flourished.