Ragged leaf feeding (defoliation) often beginning on field margins early in the season.
More pronounced in dry years. Grasshoppers are most likely to damage wheat in the
fall. They eat leaves and stems as they emerge from the ground. They typically move
in to field margins, which suffer greatest damage. In late spring and early summer,
they may climb stalks and chew on kernels causing damage that resembles granary weevil
feeding. They can also clip heads like armyworms.
Please contact your local county extension office for current information.