Crickets break for coffee

Homewood, Brian
November 1991
New Scientist;11/9/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1794, p13
Reports that crickets have reached plague proportions in the coffee growing regions of Brazil, including Monte Santo de Minas. Cricket-hunting campaign launched in Monte Santo de Minas; Description of the crickets; Farmers' claim that they cannot afford the pesticides needed to protect their crops; Factors blamed by the Brazilian Coffee Institute in Virginia for the presence of the crickets; Nuisance caused by the noise crickets make.


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