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Old 08-16-2010, 02:39 AM   #1
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Default Please help with a diagnosis for plant/cones..(Pics)

Hi all....I've posted the links to some pics of my hop plants. As you'll see some of the cones are getting a brownish color that doesn't appear "normal". Also, I the plants seem to be going "yellow" from the bottom working its way up. I don't think that my hops are ready to be harvested yet, I'm thinking in another week or two. I hope I'm not going to lose a majority of my cones before then. Any ideas??? Thanks

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/27812994@N03/4896435106/
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:56 PM   #2
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They look ripe to me, I'd be harvesting.

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Looks like sunscald.

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yellowing and browning on the lower leaves is very common and not necessarily indicative of any sort of disorder. The browning of cones, unless it is just a little browning on the tips of the hot cone leaves, might be an issue, but I am not sure what. I've not had a single cone turn all brown right next to a whole bunch of perfectly green ones.

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Old 08-16-2010, 06:02 PM   #5
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I have not had any problems with insects at all this year and I don't see anything that would make me think there is some kind of fungus/mold causing a problem. Being a 1st yr grower I don't have the experience to know when the hops are ready for harvest. I've done a ton of reading here and based on that I'd say they need to stay on the bine a little longer.

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