SD urges farmers/ranchers to check for grasshoppers
The state agriculture secretary said Sunday to farmers and ranchers across South Dakota that scouting right now for infestations of grasshoppers will help control there numbers later.
South Dakota, especially the Black Hills, may get a break from large numbers of grasshoppers this summer. Last summer's drought may contribute to a decrease in numbers in this region.
The department says a large-scale outbreak is unlikely to occur this summer. That is due in part to the wet spring the Black Hills has had over the past few weeks.