Having trouble with Japanese Beetles?

Take a deep breath; help is on the way! While scouting a hopyard in central Vermont, UVM Extension Entomologist Scott Lewins photographed these Japanese beetles last week with some deadly companions on their backs (Figure 1). The white dots on the thorax of the Japanese beetle in the picture are eggs of a parasitic fly brought […]

Field Day Hop Irrigation Guest Speaker

We are excited to announce that Trevor Hardy from Brookdale Fruit Farm will be at our Annual Crops and Soil Field Day THIS THURSDAY, July 24th in Alburgh, VT.  He owns an irrigation company in Hollis, NH and will be sharing his expertise on the important topics of irrigation and fertigation. Please join us!  

July 2014 Hop Update

Disease: Downy mildew is our biggest pest problem this year in Vermont. Due to the lasting rainy weather, we continue to see aerial and basal spikes appear. For disease control in the Alburgh, VT research hopyard, we spray an organic fungicide weekly. We also have a new crowning trial this season that you can check […]

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