Minor Pests = Minor Problems!

The three major pests of Northeastern hopyards—potato leafhoppers, two-spotted spider mites and hop aphids—can cause significant economic losses. For that reason, we keep a close eye on their populations in our research yard by scouting weekly. From time to time, other pests pop up in our hopyard, but because they don’t seem to affect yields, […]

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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 […]

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June Scouting Report

You should be scouting in your hopyard at least once a week by this time of year, keeping an eye out for disease, pests, and any nutrient deficiencies.  As you scout for insects in your hopyard, you are likely to find a thriving community. Many of the insects that you find are not a threat […]

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