Gilman, Sarah
April 2010
High Country News;4/26/2010, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p3
The article provides information on the grasshopper and cricket outbreak in the U.S. since 1948 which also illustrates the area of the infestation covering areas from Washington, District of Columbia down to New Mexico.


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