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Old 06-27-2007, 04:12 PM   #1
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I make it a daily practice to check on my hop growth progress every day, and this morning I noticed there where about 10 beatles (I think Japanese) on the leaves of my chinook hop plant.

Is there an effective way to keep these bugs away from the plant?

The strange thing is that there were none on my fuggle plant.

(To avoid looking like a bigger idiot, I changed the topic of this post to the proper spelling.)


 
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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I thought it was going to be an interesting (informative) thread until I noticed you were talking about "beetles"...
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:23 PM   #3
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:24 PM   #4
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12 years of catholic school, I cannot spell or do math, but I know all of the Beatitudes

 
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:29 PM   #5
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I have the same problem with those little bastards. They leave the cascades alone and attack the fuggles.

 
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
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there are certain organic sprays available...i use a weak compost tea with about a tablespoon of cayenne pepper per gallon. seems to work...either that or we don't have japanese beetles because i haven't seen them. but i started spraying because i noticed holes in some leaves and after i sprayed there were no more.
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12 years of catholic school, I cannot spell or do math, but I know all of the Beatitudes
Is that the real title for the White Album?
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Yoko® will ruin those Beatles.
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:23 PM   #9

I came here looking for Paul or Ringo's take on hops, too!

I have spotted some tiny holes on my leaves, too. What would you use if you have no compost to make a tea? I'd like to have an organic spray that will repell the bugs, but not affect the hop flowers - particularly their flavor.

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Old 06-28-2007, 02:44 PM   #10
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It has been a pretty bad year for Japanese beetles for us here (near St. Louis, MO).

The little buggers are all over the beans, roses, and our pawpaw tree.

Fortunately they seem to be leaving the hops alone.... or maybe I need to check a little closer
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