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Phillips County Has Every Pesty Hopper That There Is

As far as grasshoppers go, they have come hand in hand with the drought that Phillips County has been experiencing over the past few summers.

According to Murphy there are 400 species of grasshoppers and only 12 species are considered pests; Phillips County has all 12 of the past species.

“Unfortunately, grasshoppers like to hit when everybody has a good crop going or when they are getting ready to cut again,” Murphy said. “They will get a first cutting to beat the grasshoppers to it and then they will get a second cutting grown and a lot of times later in the fall, the grasshoppers will come...


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