Pest Profile

  • Grasshopper
  • Grasshopper
  • Grasshopper

Management guide

Pest Description

Grasshoppers can damage wheat crops during eastablishment in the fall and in late spring during heading, or can damage corn anytime. Grasshoppers tend to be more problematic when field surroundings include weeds and grasses. Grasshoppers defoliate plants, making irregular-shaped holes and notches, and can clip entire leaves from the stem. In some cases, wheat heads will lodge over if feeding clips or severs the stem. 

Source of information

Wheat Production and Pest Management Guide (CSU 2010), Michael Merchant (Texas AgriLife Extension Service)

Pest Diagnostics


Pest photo source

Brian McCornack, KSU Entomology

Plant Diagnostics


Plant diagnostic image(s) source

Wheat Production and Pest Management Guide (CSU 2010)