Grasshoppers and Locusts

Grasshoppers or Locusts – are transient pests that can attack all fruit trees.

Plant Parts: Leaves

Season: Summer to Autumn

Symptoms: You will notice that you Fruit Salad Tree has bite marks in the leaves or has skeletonised foliage.

Control: A great solution is Dipel (An organic powder). Check with your local nursery for other regional treatments.

Preventative: Look at companion planting ideas; grasshoppers hate coriander & marigolds so maybe try planting some in your garden. 

Reference: Our FST team

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