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Offline csu007

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Pesticide for hops
« on: June 07, 2012, 04:53:14 PM »
Not sure where to post this, but i noticed that there is something eating the leaves on my hops plants. Does anybody know of a good pesticide that will kill the unknown bug but be safe to brew with?
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Re: Pesticide for hops
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 06:07:50 PM »
Safer's Soap will work.
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Re: Pesticide for hops
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 08:34:41 PM »
ok thanks
“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drank, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.

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Re: Pesticide for hops
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 06:37:07 AM »
I would think any pesticide that is safe for fruit or veggies would work. Just make sure to follow the safety guidelines on the package. I've used spectricide with good results.
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Re: Pesticide for hops
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 07:34:32 AM »
You want to identify the pest and choose a treatment that is safe and effective.  Maybe check with the extension office.  They seem to appreciate the out of the ordinary.