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Old 06-24-2010, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default Flies like hops?

I haven't searched, but....

Has anyone noticed a plethora of flies on their hop plants? I've got more flies on my hops than on my dog's refuse. this is my first year, and didn't expect this.

anyone?
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:11 AM   #2
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I have flies near my dog's refuse. Japanese beetles are on my hops.
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:50 AM   #3
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Same here, I've seen a total of 15 at a time between my 3. First year here too.
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Aurora IL here. I have more flies on my hops than Japanese Beetle (so far).

I have no idea if they are hurting my hops, or just hanging out.

If wiser hop grower could chime in, it would be appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:12 PM   #5
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Flies are the one thing I haven't seen on my hops. Right now, they are all on the dead possum down the hill.
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Those fly traps at Menards really do work! It's like a quart container, some powdered attractant you mix with water, and your basic spout where they can get in but can't fly out. Totally worth the six bux. I dumped out HUNDREDS of them the other day and buried them. (major STANK)
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:33 AM   #7
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Those fly traps at Menards really do work! It's like a quart container, some powdered attractant you mix with water, and your basic spout where they can get in but can't fly out. Totally worth the six bux. I dumped out HUNDREDS of them the other day and buried them. (major STANK)
That's the kind of no-brainer I would never think of. Tomorrow, the weekly trip to Menards!
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Just to clarify, if you are catching the flies, they are hazardous to hops?
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Just to clarify, if you are catching the flies, they are hazardous to hops?
No, THEY JUST PISS ME OFF!
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