Cut worms on my hop plants!!! (pics) - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Cut worms on my hop plants!!! (pics)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-12-2010, 04:25 AM   #11
cuinrearview
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Delton, MI
Posts: 1,152
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts


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.


__________________
Looking forward to brewing some beer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2010, 01:27 PM   #12
thedude4
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
minnesota, oblivion brewing
Posts: 14

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.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2010, 11:07 PM   #13
cuinrearview
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Delton, MI
Posts: 1,152
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts


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.
__________________
Looking forward to brewing some beer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 03:10 AM   #14
j-crash
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
N. Illinois
Posts: 13

im thinking i might try this


 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 07:20 AM   #15
Kickass
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Wichita, KS
Posts: 227
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 10:52 AM   #16
WVbrewer
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Shepherdstown, WV
Posts: 152
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


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

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 04:24 PM   #17
rniles
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Whidbey Island, WA
Posts: 171
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by j-crash View Post
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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 08:12 PM   #18
GIusedtoBe
Recipes 
 
Jul 2007
Knoxville TN
Posts: 428
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kickass View Post
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!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 03:37 PM   #19
nate4g63
Recipes 
 
May 2010
Oil City, Pennsylvania
Posts: 69
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 03:58 PM   #20
jgln
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Southern, NJ
Posts: 3,486
Liked 54 Times on 42 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by WVbrewer View Post
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.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Contamination with...worms?? foon Cider Forum 5 03-27-2010 02:11 AM
How many plants on one tee pee? Highlandsbrew Hops Growing 2 06-18-2009 04:37 PM
What are these worms eating the cones? uuurang Hops Growing 6 08-15-2008 12:39 AM
My Sad Plants ChrisS68 Hops Growing 4 06-17-2008 04:04 PM


Forum Jump