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We've been seeing a lot of grasshoppers because they love dry, hot weather. And until the recent rains, we saw a lot of dry hot weather!
Unfortunately, once the grasshopper adults infest your area it's really too late for any chemical controls. The only good solution is a physical barrier.
You can cover your plants with rowcover if it is securely anchored. But it doesn't protect the plant too much and creates a fungal situation.
When possible, select grasshopper-resistant plants, which include American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) and Salvia greggii.
If you want a ground cover that's grasshopper resistant, you might try purslane.
Producer note: if you can have chickens, they'll take care of the problem darned quick!