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Old 06-12-2010, 04:25 AM   #11
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No love here. The green worms are non-existant this year but have been replaced with worms similar to the OP. I squished them all by hand and will probably have to for the next couple weeks. Then it's time for cone setting and the watch for aphids. Luckily I have a tree that seems to breed ladybugs.

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Old 06-12-2010, 01:27 PM   #12
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no love here either, i caught 6 of them and am watchin them grow but not on my hops! those critters can eat a good sized leaf in a couple hrs, it wouldn't take them long to destroy the plant.

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Old 06-12-2010, 11:07 PM   #13
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Went back tonight and only found two worms on nine plants. Hopefully they're in check. It's wierd that I've never seen this pest before over the years. They could definately take a leaf off in a short amount of time.

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Old 06-15-2010, 03:10 AM   #14
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im thinking i might try this

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Old 06-15-2010, 07:20 AM   #15
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T-Bag and JJones, are you guys growing your own hops? I only ask because, hops not butterflies are what will be making my beer taste good.

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Old 06-15-2010, 10:52 AM   #16
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For any kind of damaging worms in the garden I use what's called BT (bascillicus thurengenis sp?). It's a bacteria that destoys the digestive system of worms, killing them from the inside out, and it's 100% percent safe for people and pets and considered organic. The bacteria cannot survive in our digestive tract. I use it for all my cabbage family crops and hops. 1 application a week, and I never have a problem. Hope this helps. Dave

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Old 06-15-2010, 04:24 PM   #17
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im thinking i might try this

The only thing I wonder about and I may too paranoid is doing anything that would effect the flavour of the hops. ...again, I don't know if I'm overthinking it.

Not that chili pepper cascades wouldn't be good or anything.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:12 PM   #18
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T-Bag and JJones, are you guys growing your own hops? I only ask because, hops not butterflies are what will be making my beer taste good.
I think they are growing more than hops man!
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:37 PM   #19
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I have these too. They're definitely a pain in my ass. I just don't know why they're not eating or even on the other vegitation around my patio. All the woods behind my house and they're on my hops.

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Old 06-16-2010, 03:58 PM   #20
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For any kind of damaging worms in the garden I use what's called BT (bascillicus thurengenis sp?). It's a bacteria that destoys the digestive system of worms, killing them from the inside out, and it's 100% percent safe for people and pets and considered organic. The bacteria cannot survive in our digestive tract. I use it for all my cabbage family crops and hops. 1 application a week, and I never have a problem. Hope this helps. Dave
Yeah, that stuff is awesome. I use it to control those green caterpillars on my cole vegetables that come from the white butterflies/moths.
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