Help is on the way: Funding to assist ranchers in battling two-lined spittlebug

  • The twolined spittlebug can decimate a pasture, making it unsuitable for grazing. Special to West Hawaii Today

  • Cows have limited foraging area in pastures infested with the twoline spittlebug. Special to West Hawaii Today

  • This pasture, in a late stage of TLSB infestation, is left devoid of any forage for cattle, forcing ranchers to cull their herds. Special to West Hawaii Today

Help is on the way for Big Island ranchers fighting an invasive bug decimating pasture land in North and South Kona.