Virtual Hop IPM Meetings to Start May 15

As part of our New York Farm Viability Institute grant Hops IPM from Greenhouse to Field we are starting biweekly meetings to discuss what is currently happening in hop yards across the state.  We are using Zoom, a distance learning software that will allow you to enter the meeting room using your computer.  There will be no formal agenda other than an update on what IPM practices should be on your radar and then the meeting will be opened up for questions and answers.  These meetings will be a great opportunity to hear about what is happening across the state (depending on who all participate) as well as interact with extension staff and fellow growers.  If you are interested and would like to attend please login using the connection information for the appropriate date and time found below.  We have scheduled the meetings during the lunch hour so you can multitask and participate while you eat. And the best part is you can click in and out at any time.  We will be recording the sessions so if you find you are running out of time you can type in a question and come back to the recording to hear the answer at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please contact Tim Weigle at

You can join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

May 15 at Noon

June 5 at Noon

June 19

July 10

July 24

August 7

August 21

September 11

Hops IPM from Greenhouse to Field

May 18, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jordan Hall Staff Room and NYSAES Hopyard
West North St., NYS Ag Experiment Station, Geneva, NY 14456

Whether new to hops production or an experienced grower, this is an excellent opportunity for a hands on experience in scouting for hop pests in the field and greenhouse. Participants will learn the basics of where and when to scout as well as pest identification in both a field and lab setting. NYS Pesticide recertification credits have been applied for. For more information contact Tim Weigle at


6 PM – 6:15 PM Meet in Jordan Hall Staff Room for travel to NYSAES hopyard

6:15 PM – 7:00 PM Scouting techniques for the hopyard – Tim Weigle, NYS IPM Program

In this section, participants will learn the basics of where and when to scout for what pests in a hopyard. They will then break into teams and scout a row of the NYSAES hopyard

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM Travel back to Jordan Hall Staff Room

7:15 PM – 8:00 PM Scouting techniques for the greenhouse and pest identification – Elizabeth Lamb, NYS IPM Program

In this section, participants will have the opportunity to learn some of the techniques used in scouting hop plants in greenhouses and nurseries as well as the pest complex that they might encounter. Samples of diseases and insects, along with dissecting scopes will be available for use during the identification portion of the presentation. Elise Schillo-Lobdell from Plant Keepers and Tim Weigle, NYS IPM Program will assist in this section.

This meeting is part of the grant project “Developing a Sustainable Hops IPM Program for Greenhouse to Harvest” funded by the New York Farm Viability Institute.

Historical map of hop production across the United States in 1879. Each dot represents 100,000 bales; 1 bale - 200 pounds of dried hops.