Using Mealworm Frass to Control Downy Mildew and Pests in Hops with Jord Producers

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2019: $27,000.00
Projected End Date: 02/28/2021
Grant Recipient: Jord Producers
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:
Kris Vrooman
Jord Producers
Jord Producers raises meal worms for the pet industry and is researching market opportunities for mealworm frass (manure). They received SARE support to work with two area producers to test whether mealworm frass could help control downy mildew and Japanese beetles on hops.
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
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.