Noticed yesterday that one section of hops on one of my plants were starting to turn brown. Seemed a little early for harvest so I though I'd wait another day or so. I checked on them tonight and they were almost totally brown and covered by about a hundred of these little pests. Spayed some bug killer on them which should help, but now I'm wondering if I should take a chance and harvest early to get my hops before they do. I think I'd rather have some less bitter hops than none at all. Also, I don't want to spray bug killer on the whole plant. Probably not something I want in my beer.
I've never had any bugs attack my hops before. It is crazy.