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Old 08-27-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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Default What is eating my Centennials?

Something is eating the outer leaves of the cones. It makes them look light green, almost white, as the newer leaves are exposed and brownish, as if they are not ready for direct sunlight. I have seen black ants, a brown caterpiller and something tha looks like a bright green leaf with long legs. Any idea what is the cause and how I should treat?


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Old 08-27-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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pics help immensly. so hard for anyone to give help w/o a visual referance.


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Old 08-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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Default Here are the pics

I always thought that my words were worth a thousand pictures... or something like that! Good idea, though this is my first time posting pics. I hope it works. Here is a close up of the cones and I even snapped a pic of the green bug, who was on a nearby pepper plant. Any help or advice will be appreciated. I just dusted them with Sevin.
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Make sure to include the Sevin dust as part of any recipe you post on here
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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Unless you find a bug on a cone, I would not immediately think it was a bug. Any signs of mildew? What is your watering/fertilizing routine? Maybe the cones are burnt, not eaten.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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It's hard to diagnose stuff like this even with pictures but you may want to check out some of the symptoms of various cone problems here: http://www.msue.msu.edu/objects/cont...anagement.pdf/ . The problem, many different 'agents' may cause similar looking symptoms but to nail down just which one can be tough sometimes. Good luck.
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I have them set up on an automatic daily timer & soaker hose. Additionally, I soak them with water 3-4 days a week in the mornings. I use Miracle Grow every week. I don't think they are burnt because the outer leaves are clearly missing, which is hard to see in the photo.
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I have those to I keep a bucket of water near the plants and I pluck them off and drown them
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Do your hop cones look similar to these? Overall, the vines look healthy. Here's a couple more pics.
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yes a few of them but I go out every night to check them, they are eating cones.when I find those bugs the cones they were on look like that


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