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Hop Growing / Re: White Stuff on Hops!?!?!
« on: July 03, 2013, 03:20:48 PM »

...  The in ground optin would make the cones unusable.


That would be very disappointing!  :'(

Hop Growing / Re: White Stuff on Hops!?!?!
« on: July 02, 2013, 05:45:01 PM »
The good folks at my local nursery identified the infestation as SCALE. The bug is very tiny, or at least, my eyes haven't found them yet. I don't know if they are doing any real damage but, I bought an organic treatment that suffocates the bugs by coating the plant (and bugs) with an oil. The product says that it is safe on fruit and vegetables up to the day before harvest, so the hops should be okay by the time I pick them in a few weeks.  Once I see that the bugs are gone, I'll start hosing the plants down just to be on the safe side.

Hop Growing / Re: White Stuff on Hops!?!?!
« on: July 02, 2013, 03:24:50 PM »
Looks like powdery mildew. Here is some info.

Thanks, I took a look at the link and I think this is something different. It doesn't show up as splotches of colonies on the top of  the leaf.  It is more web like and follows the veins of the leaf on the bottom. It also shows up on the bines themselves. I'm going to take a sample to a local nursery to see if they can identify it.  If it's serious, I'll post back the results in case other hop growers find the same problem on theirs.

Hop Growing / White Stuff on Hops!?!?!
« on: July 01, 2013, 04:17:10 PM »
I have second year Cascade and Fuggles hops growing in Georgia. The Cascades are exploding with cones and the Fuggles have a few nice size cones. We have had a lot of rain this year and it has been hot and muggy.  I went out to check on them this morning and found what looks like a white cotton candy like substance on some of the leaves and bines. Does anybody know what this might be and if I need/can treat it?

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