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In Addition to Drought, Farmers Face Mormon Cricket Infestation

Data Scarce about Monetary Impacts

 

August 25, 2021

PHOTO COURTESY NEVADA DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE

Although they are not known to carry disease, in large numbers, Mormon crickets (SEEN HERE) pose a safety threat because they can create unsafe road conditions. When populations reach outbreak levels, Mormon crickets can also devastate crops.

As if the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing drought weren't bad enough, area farmers and ranchers have also been faced with swarms of Mormon Crickets this summer.

The United States Department of Agriculture in Octobrer 2020 forecast the presence of t...



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