European Corn Borer in Hops

Detection and Control Measures for New England Hop Yards

Ryan Houghton, The Hop Yard, Portland, ME; David Handley, University of Maine | 2020

The renaissance of hopyards throughout the Northeast has brought pests not commonly associated with hop growing in other parts of the country. Farmers in New England have found European Corn Borer to be a unique pest in their hopyards.

Farmer Ryan Houghton of The Hop Yard in Portland, Maine and David Handley of University of Maine Cooperative Extension authored this fact sheet that includes a description of the European Corn Borer, including photos of its life cycle, and management practices for hops growers in the Northeast US, particularly New England.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. 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 or SARE.