Potato, Irish-Grasshopper

Includes Spotted winged grasshopper (Orphulella pelidna L)

Pest description and crop damage Many different grasshopper species live in areas near or where potatoes are grown, and most of these could occasionally feed on potatoes. A similar insect that sometimes invades and damages potato fields is the Mormon cricket (Anabrus simplex), which is actually a flightless katydid.

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Management-chemical control: HOME USE

  • azadirachtin (neem oil)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • Beauvaria bassiana-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • carbaryl
  • cyfluthrin
  • deltamethrin
  • esfenvalerate
  • kaolin-Applied as a spray to foliage it acts to repel certain insect pests. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • permethrin
  • plant essential oils (rosemary, etc.)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • pyrethrins (often as a mix with other ingredients)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

Grasshoppers require control on potatoes only in the most extreme outbreak years or locations.

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