In 1936, corn producers in western Iowa did not have European corn borers or corn rootworms to battle; these pests had not yet migrated to Iowa. But some cornfields in Plymouth County were being attacked by a monster-sized insect known as the plains lubber grasshopper.
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Rice, Marlin E., "Have you seen this monster grasshopper?" (2003). Integrated Crop Management News. 1655.
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