Pest Management

Producing high quality hops requires careful attention to numerous insect, disease, and weed pests, as well as horticultural practices that may worsen or suppress these pests. The damage these organisms may cause ranges from insignificant to complete loss from reduced yield or diminished quality that can render hops unusable. 

The links below are resources that will provide growers, consultants, extension personnel, and other pest managers with current, science-based information on identification and management of arthropod pests, beneficial organisms, diseases, and weeds affecting hops in the U.S. Want to receive more pest management information for hop this season?  Sign up to receive the Michigan State University Digest or follow us on Facebook at Michigan State University Hop News.

Pest management resources from MSU

Additional resources

Prevalent hop pests in Michigan

Beneficial insects

Potential invasive pests