Hog and Dogs Ranch / Produce

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locust how do you stop them?

This is one of the worst things that have happened for us while growing chemical and pesticide free foods. 8 days ago we had a few grasshoppers, which grew to a overwhelming amount. We called for help to universities,with bug programs, to find out what to do.Time passed the news showed up channel 31 KOVR they were wonderful wanted to help but they didn't know what to do either??? We waited for someone with more knowledge to call,NOTHING then finally I was able to speak to a Berkley professor he tried to give suggestions,Told us to call UC Davis we already had we were waiting for them to call back. Finally an answer or was it "your best bet is to try to build a trench around the area and fill it with a soppy or oily mixture," We are on our 6th day when the call came in, its a little late for the devastation they have already caused. On the internet it suggested making a drench of sorts to spray on and around the plants one was out of jalapeno or whatever hot pepper we could use grind it soak in water for 24 hours add cooking oil and spray over the plants it is said that locust or grasshoppers hate hot peppers.I wish i could have had the grant money they got to come up with this,We went out and took pictures of the bugs eating our jalapenos from inside the peppers ate the plants to the dirt,so much for that idea we could really use some true farming ideas to help it is a try and try again thing our CSA opens on the 28th with a open house if this keeps up we will be serving choc covered grasshoppers as the main course.
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Posted by Rocky Williams on June 10, 2012 at 03:59 PM PDT #

Use a fungus spray like this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=iA57AV4h9lw&NR=1

Posted by tony on June 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM PDT #

Hi,

I just saw you guys up there on the news. I to am a organic person. You need to read this and see the link below for more info.
It is God's miracle dust and it is the answer you are looking for.
Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that is easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. It is used as a mechanical insecticide. As it is heat-resistant, it can also be used as a thermal insulator.
Diatomite is used as an insecticide, due to its physico-sorptive properties. The fine powder absorbs lipids from the waxy outer layer of insects’, causing them to dehydrate.
http://www.godsmiracledust.com/
Please share this info with everyone up there.
God bless you all...Brenda

Posted by Brenda on June 13, 2012 at 06:33 PM PDT #

Please let Debbie Campbell out in Herald know about this and anyone else up there that needs this info.

Thanks

Posted by Brenda on June 13, 2012 at 07:04 PM PDT #

Yes that is what we have been using but with now stopping in sight we are going to apply Nolo Bait in hopes this will slow down the issue and halt the reproduction for next years out break if the weather is the same

Biological Bait for Grasshopper Control This bran bait is not harmful to animals, people, plants and other insects, but kills most species of grasshoppers by infecting them with Nosema locustae, a parasitic protozoa. Grasshoppers will spread the disease among themselves by eating sick hoppers and by laying infected eggs.

Please note that this product has a short shelf life.
Because we have grandchildren always here i really have to be careful i will however have to get a Id# though the state to purchases its a love hate thing for California

Posted by Hog and Dogs Ranch/ Produce on June 14, 2012 at 09:11 AM PDT #

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