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Old 06-02-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
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This is my first season growing hops, and it's off to a slow start. My rhizome put out one shoot, which grew to about an inch tall, then pinched off at the base. It continued to grow for a little while, but then dried up and died. A new shoot was just coming up at the time, but now it's done the same thing, pinched at the base. I can't see any insects that might be doing it. I've pretty much written this season off as unsuccessful, but I don't want to repeat the same problems next year. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Old 06-02-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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Is it actually pinched or did part of it get eaten? Cutworms chew plants off at ground level and hide about 1/2 cm down in the dirt during the day.

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Old 06-03-2009, 12:55 AM   #3
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I double checked, and they're actually pinched. A few millimeters above the soil level the stem is just shriveled up for another 1 mm or so. If it might be anything to do with water, I would think I'm probably over watering instead of under watering, which doesn't make sense with the dried out appearance of the shriveled band.

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:53 PM   #4
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