"The population thrives in dry climates. When you have moisture, a good rainfall, there are certain diseases that get involved in the grasshoppers. I'm not sure what this is, but I know that it's true in corn borers. There's a fungus that develops in years when you have good rainfall that destroys the insects."

Stan Jensen on Pests Thriving In Dry Climates


Other Excerpts from Stanley Jensen's Interview:

Killing Grasshoppers
Hybrid Corn
Crop Yeilds
All in the Same Boat
Working for the WPA
Growing Up Poor
Radio, Isolation and Entertainment
Getting Electricity
The Amenities of Home
Ethnic Communities
Keeping the Dust Out