Growers in WA’s eastern grainbelt areas are spraying hatching locusts before they can cause too much damage to finishing crops.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has reported localised incidences of hatching Australian plague locusts and these nymphs have caused some damage to crops that are still green.
The insect findings have been in the areas of north of Warralakin and around the Wilgoyne region.
DPIRD entomologist Svetlana Micic said there had been three reports, which included sightings of recently hatched APL around Kurrenkutten.
“We encourage growers to report any pest incidence on the DPIRD PestFax Reporter app,” she said.