There are over 400 acres of hops currently in production within the Northeast with many new growers coming onto the scene. While hop production in the Northeast continues to rebound, many farmers are looking for additional information and clarity on how pests can impact their crop production. Compared to the Pacific Northwest and other hop growing regions around the world, we do not currently have a clear understanding of the role and impact that beneficial insects have within our hop yards. It is particularly important to quantify the benefit that natural enemies provide in order to help determine economic and action thresholds for hop pests.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather; Bruce, John; Gupta, Abha; Morin, Freddy; and Lewins, Scott, "Beneficial Exclusion Experiment" (2017). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 61.