Large numbers of grasshoppers in western Queensland have ravaged pastures for the third year in a row, causing a chorus of graziers and politicians to call for the government to step up its efforts in controlling them.
- Grasshoppers have ravaged pastures in western Queensland for the third year in a row
- The outbreak has prompted calls from politicians to give graziers better access to insecticides
- Agforce policy officer and entomologist Marie Vitelli says native parasites could be used to fight future plagues
State Opposition Leader David Crisafulli was the latest to join the lobbying efforts, travelling to Longreach this week to join his LNP colleague and Gregory MP Lachlan Millar calling for governments to make chemicals…