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What seems to be some good natural spray on applications I can use for Crape Myrtle trees to keep grasshoppers
off of them? I just bought some neem oil today and will be testing that. Any other successful applications out there?
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They make great chicken feed.
 
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I agree with the chicken comment, and to steal and amend a quote from the great Sepp. If you don't have chickens, then you must do the chickens job.
 
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Thanks for the recipes. I did also know they make great food for chickens. Problem is... that I don't have chickens yet and I'm busy through out the day
and I'm looking for something to keep the grasshoppers off my minimal plants until I start getting settled in with chickens and other things that will help
keep the grasshoppers at bay. I do appreciate the replies. Thanks!
 
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I agree with doing the chickens job. I guess I should then not have any trees until I buy chickens. Maybe I'm missing the particular order of my farm purchases. Chickens come before trees The crape myrtle trees were given to me for free and I did not want to miss out on the deal.
 
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When I was working in an Australian native plant nursery the grasshoppers were simply awesome. They resisted any spray put on them (yuck, not what I'd have been doing!) so we had to resort to chopping their heads off with our secataurs (the hoppers were HUGE) or we caught them, dumped them in the freezer, and fed the resident water dragon lizards 'grassiciles' for a treat. Was quite funny being stalked by the water dragons around the place, hoping for a tidbit

Quite amazing creatures they are, I'm really happy we only have tiddlers here in NZ where I am.
 
                        
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what seems to work for me is to mow (with a powered mower , I use a ride on ) early , at dawn just as they are waking up , it makes one hell of a mucky mess inside the drum ,stinks too if you dont wash them off , 3 or 4 days and there are few left
 
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