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Locusts in the home garden

Author: SA Govt

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Home gardeners need to keep an eye out for locusts in their lawn, garden beds or veggie patch as second-generation hatchings of Australian Plague Locusts become adults and take to the wing.

While locusts can be a major threat to horticultural productivity at this time of year, by following a few well timed strategies the home gardener can minimise the damage these pests may inflict on home gardens.

What theyll eat Locusts can eat a wide range of plants including vines, tomatoes, vegetable crops, fruit trees, lawns and many ornamental shrubs. Locusts can also cause severe stripping of leaves from a range of plants if large numbers move into a home garden and no preventative measures are taken.

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