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2011 Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Report

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2011 Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Report

  1. 1. 2011 – Utah Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket ReportClint Burfitt – Utah Department of Agriculture and FoodGreg Abbott – USDA APHIS PPQ - Utah
  2. 2. Infested AcreagesMormon Cricket Grasshopper• 98,449 acres statewide • 415,000 acres statewide• 55% increase from 2010 • 49% decrease from 2010Grasshopper Treatment Acreages & Estimated Cost Updated 2/7/2012 State APHIS Private Total ACRES State BLM Private Total Treated 4,776 3,602 25,120 33,498 Cost $241,193 $0 $78,295 $319,488 Protected (RAATS) Alternate Swath 9,552 7,204 29,342 46,098
  3. 3. Control ProgramsPrivate or Cooperative? • UDAF Cost Share Program for Private Land – Utah pays 75% of the cost to control grasshoppers or Mormon crickets on privately owned rangeland and cropland. – After being qualified, participants spray their land with pesticide labeled for use on grasshoppers. – Participants pay applicator and submit a state contract for reimbursement.
  4. 4. Figure 1. Estimated MC/ GH - infested acreage by year in the state of Utah. 3,000,000 2,500,000 2,000,000 1,500,000 Grasshoppers Mormon Crickets 1,000,000 500,000 0 2001 2002 2003 2004 Mormon Crickets 2005 2006 2007 2008 Grasshoppers 2009 2010 2011
  5. 5. Figure 2. Counties with an increased number of MC infested acres. 50,000 45,000 40,000 35,000 30,000 Beaver 25,000 Juab Millard 20,000 15,000 10,000 Millard 5,000 Juab 0 2009 Beaver 2010 2011
  6. 6. Figure 3. Counties with a decreased GH-infested acreage by year. 200,000 180,000 160,000 140,000 120,000 Box Elder 100,000 Sanpete Millard 80,000 Tooele 60,000 40,000 20,000 Tooele Millard 0 2006 Sanpete 2007 2008 2009 Box Elder 2010 2011
  7. 7. Acknowledgements • Anne Johnson – UDAF GIS • Kris Watson – UDAF Data Coordinator • Brittany Kinney – APHIS PPQ • Pat Nelson – UDAF • Lisa Bryant – BLM • Jason Noble – UDAF Survey Tech • Sterling Bascom – UDAF Survey Tech • Robert Banks – APHIS Survey Tech • Dee Smith – APHIS Survey Tech • USU County Extension Agents • UDAF Plant Industry Compliance Specialists

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