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Old 08-11-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default Orange bugs??

Does anyone know what these are? Do I need to worry about them?





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Old 08-11-2008, 10:44 PM   #2
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I'd worry about anything that looked like that....RAID!


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Old 08-11-2008, 10:45 PM   #3
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Yeah, those look pretty scary.

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Old 08-11-2008, 10:50 PM   #4
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I found this picture with googles help and a hunch that they are an aphid...



The yellow one on the bottom right looks like your ones... ( + off topic Imust compliment you're photo skills)

There is information on them at this site...

Hope this helps...
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:50 PM   #5
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Pretty sure those are some sort of aphid. Pretty sure I've never read anything positive about what aphids do to hops.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:51 PM   #6
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Some kind of aphid. [Edit: Oops, I'm a little slow to the punch, apparently. ]
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:13 PM   #7
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Aphids. They are literally sucking the life out of your hops.

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Old 08-12-2008, 02:04 AM   #8
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And my hops were doing so well... Okay, how do I kill? Seven is all I have on hand but I have never used it as my garden was doing wonderfully. My tomatoes are right in the middle of all of my hops so I don't really want to put something on them that will comprimise either the tomatoes or the hops. Any suggestions as to how to kill them?
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:56 AM   #9
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You can make homemade insecticidal soap with a teaspoon of Dawn dish soap and a quart of water in a spray bottle. Low tech but also not dangerous those using the plants to make beer. Blasting them off with the garden hose works in a pinch.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:57 AM   #10
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+1 on aphids....i had some bug problems myself but i went to walmart and picked up some organic pesticide which is safe on fruiting trees and vegetables meant for consumption and it cleared it right up...oh and its also for use with tomato plants FYI


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