Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Small green grasshoppers hatched
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
jperry
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 669
Liked 138 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 577

Default Small green grasshoppers hatched

So, i was looking over my hops plant and I see some small green insects, jumping off the plant, when i was near it. I got closer and to my surprise I see a bunch, in a small group, just on top of the soil. I brushed the top layer of soil away and noticed a bunch more. All in all, I think I killed about 40-50, finger nail-sized, green grasshoppers coming out of only one plant. All my other plants are being stripped of their leaves. I'll try and get a pic.

Did I stumble across their hatching site?
How far under the soil do they hatch?
How, and has anyone dealt with these guys/ this many?

__________________
jperry is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
theredben
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Langley, BC
Posts: 934
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Are you sure they are grasshoppers? There is a large group of insects called leafhoppers that look like tiny grasshoppers, but are basically harmless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empoasca

__________________
theredben is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
zev8910
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 7
Likes Given: 2

Default

Aphids are also small and green

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphid

Mix up some dish soap and water, and spray them off the plants.

__________________
zev8910 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2012, 03:49 AM   #4
jperry
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 669
Liked 138 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 577

Default

What I found are called Grasshopper Nymphs. And they had just hatched. I smashed all of them before I could Document.

__________________
jperry is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dang grasshoppers/locusts ReverseApacheMaster Hops Growing 3 06-27-2012 07:13 PM
Need to get rid if grasshoppers Czm Hops Growing 0 06-25-2012 03:06 AM
green bean hop tea brewyourown4life Hops Growing 1 09-02-2010 07:23 PM
Green shoots? Brewinator Hops Growing 11 02-04-2010 06:29 PM
green hops uglygoat Hops Growing 1 08-17-2008 08:45 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS