Scouting

Having a good idea of the pest and predator insect populations in your hopyard will aid you in pest control decision-making.  Scouting is an essential aspect of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and will help you identify pertinent pest and pest predators.  The UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team has put together some resources to help you locate and identify pests and predators in your hopyard.  For a detailed look at many hop pests and predators found in the Northeast, please click here.

Please click below to watch a YouTube video on how to scout a small-scale hopyard, and for highlights on what you might find therein.

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