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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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The Mormon cricket is a voracious feeder that wipes out acres of grasses and field crops in no time. When it’s young, though, it grows so fast that its immune system cannot keep up. ARS scientists are finding that this may be the best time to use biocontrol fungi to target the insect pest.

 

Photo by Stephen Ausmus.


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