New hop pest management resources available

New pest management resources have been added to the MSU Extension Hops website.

As hop season gets underway in Michigan, new pest management resources are available to assist growers in 2016. The Hop Pest Management page on Michigan State University Extension’s Hops website has been expanded to include informational tip sheets on the prevalent pests of hop in Michigan. The pest informational tip sheets include insect and disease descriptions, life cycles and management considerations for downy mildew on hop, hop aphid on hop, rose chafer on hop, Japanese beetle on hop, twospotted spider mite on hop and potato leaf hopper on hop.

The Hop Pest Management page also contains the current “Pesticides Registered for Use on Hops in Michigan” guide, a seasonal pest occurrence calendar to help with scouting, a pest management webinar and the third edition of the “Hop Field Guide.”

Please continue to visit the MSU Extension Hops website and the MSU Hops News Facebook page for up-to-date information, as well as sign up for the MSU Extension Hop & Barley Production Newsletter for current news articles and events. Also, please sign up for the new MSU Hop listserv for a lively interactive discussion of all things hop-related. To subscribe:

  • Send an email to:
  • Leave the “subject” line blank
  • In the body of the email type: SUBSCRIBE Hops
  • You will receive a confirmation email directing you to click on a link (this is to avoid spammers). Click on the link.
  • To send an email to the list once you have joined, just send it to:

This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2015-09785. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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