Spotted Lanternfly infestation on Hopps
This is our first full year of growing hops and the Spotted Lanternfly (slf) has gotten really worse this year, even with some aggressive treatments for other trees in the yard area. But we are seeing these slf infesting our maple tree and now our hops. We were trying very hard to be organic with our hops, but these slf are very aggressive to eliminate. In the fall of 2019 we root soaked the Tree of Heaven tree, which the slf were all over. We are not sure if that was very successful, but did come across some limbs during a storm being covered with slf. Then the maple tree was infested w/ them and I started to use duct tape to see about stopping them and will be tree soaking the maple tree in a few days. But what do we do with the hops? do we root soak them now? Do we spray the plant? This will now make for the hops not being organic. Please advised for the best practice to moving forward in regards to slf.
tape using on maple tree.