Operation grasshopper

Australia, 1954

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How the 1953 grasshopper plague in Northern Victoria was dealt with. Close-ups of Australian plague grasshopper; story of the disastrous plague in 1934, and later plagues; how farmers, armed services, and airlines cooperated in locating swarms and egg-beds and in aerial spraying of insecticide over the 1953 swarms.

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Victoria. Dept. of Agriculture



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