What hit my casecade hops???

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  1. hockeynut

    hockeynut New Member

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    I was out of town for 4 days & when I returned my casecade hops were attacked by this brown wilt. My suspicion is blight, any feedback?
     

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    Could it be weather related? It's been an unusually hot summer in much of the US and into Canada. Could they have just shot past their picking time?
     
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    squash bugs will do that very thing, they kill a plant in a couple of days
     
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    Right you are. We had to quit growing squash, melons and cucumbers because of them. They don't limit their diet to squash and will destroy a large plant in just a few days. Also, they're very hard to get rid of. It almost seems like they eat most insecticides for lunch.
     
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    They dig into your soil and hibernate, lay eggs on the plant like crazy, it's like lice you have to know what your doing to remove the pests
     
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    Wow! :eek:

    On the cell phone I just saw brown hop cones. Now that I look at the pictures I bigger screen I see that the leaves are all chewed up too. No way temperature is going to do that.
     

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