Cricket and grasshopper management meetings scheduled through March

Join the NDA and USDA PPQ to discuss Mormon cricket and grasshopper infestation control on public lands


Ciara Ressel
Public Information Officer


  • Crickets swarming a road.
SPARKS, Nev. - March 14, 2022

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA), in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program, will conduct meetings throughout March of 2022 to discuss proposed Mormon cricket and grasshopper population management on public lands.


“The NDA and PPQ survey grasshopper and Mormon cricket populations to determine population management plans,” NDA State Entomologist Jeff Knight said. “We had a mild winter in northern Nevada and some later storms, so it’s hard to say what numbers will look like this year.”


The NDA and PPQ may treat public land areas that meet management criteria with the goal of protecting rangeland forage, crops and public safety, based on funding availability. The meetings will discuss possible management strategies and a recording will be available for later viewing. Citizen roles and how to report and manage infestations on private property will also be discussed.


“Meetings will discuss private property treatment and prevention methods residents can use, but the most important thing citizens can do is report infestations to the NDA Entomology Lab by visiting,” Knight said.


The meetings will take place at the following times and locations:



March 29, 2022


4:00 PM


NevadaDept.ofAgricultureOffice at 405 S. 21st St. Sparks, NV (775)353-3600



10:00 AM

Cooperative Extension Office at 1085 Fairgrounds Rd. Winnemucca, NV (775) 623-6304

March 30, 2022

1:00 PM

Cooperative Extension Office at 815 N. Second St. Battle Mountain, NV (775) 635-5565

March 30, 2022

4:00 PM

Nevada Dept. of Agriculture Office at 4780 E. Idaho St. Elko, NV (775) 738-8076

March 31, 2022

10:00 AM                   

Eureka County Offices at 701 S. Main St. Eureka, NV

(775) 237-5326



More information, including meeting agendas, are available on the NDA website.

About the Nevada Department of Agriculture

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) mission is to preserve, protect and promote Nevada’s agriculture. The department has 150 dedicated employees providing services in its five divisions, Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition, and Plant Industry. The department’s $232 million budget facilitates regulatory and administrative work in agriculture and food manufacturing industries, protecting public and environmental health and worker safety, and providing food distribution and oversight for the United States Department of Agriculture’s school and community nutrition programs.