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Old 04-05-2011, 02:41 AM   #11
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How does one baby them??
It's 80 degrees today and calling for 45 tomorrow
I'd hate to dig them up
Sometimes **** happens
But to be honest it's like a dog dying
Sad and heart wrenching but new ryzomes are like 5 bucks

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Old 04-05-2011, 02:43 AM   #12
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As a side note the wife felt guilty and I got some adult benefits from this mess so in the end it may be worth it???

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:04 AM   #13
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As a side note the wife felt guilty and I got some adult benefits from this mess so in the end it may be worth it???
Pfft, in that case... Get some new rhizomes, get 'em in the ground and make another appointment with TruGreen!
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:24 AM   #14
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As a side note the wife felt guilty and I got some adult benefits from this mess so in the end it may be worth it???
Ahhh, the silver lining on a cloudy day...
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:41 AM   #15
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How does one baby them??
I guess "baby them" is a pretty meaningless term.

She said to just keep an eye on them. Make sure they are getting enough water if it's dry there. She did say that if you normally fertilize them, do not fertilize until you see some new growth coming back (fingers crossed!)

No promises, but hops are tough. You never know...
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:12 AM   #16
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After college, my degree lead me into the lawn care industry and have been using herbicides, in one manner or another, ever since. What they got hit with was most likely a broad spectrum broadleaf herbicide. Most of them stimulate cell division to the point that the plant grows itself to death (the twisting/curling of the leaves is a response that it's doing it's thing). Your situation is much different than the little dandelion in that your 'weed' is a very hardy perennial with a ton of energy stored up for this years' growth. I very highly doubt that your hops will take in much - if any of the herbicide due to the fact that all of their stored energy is being released from the crown to provide top growth at this point. You did right to remove the affected shoots and maybe a good spray with the garden hose will help wash away some of the residual material. If they grew well for you in the previous two seasons you should have a great deal of additional shoots that will continue to sprout over the next few months leaving you with a decent harvest. Like was mentioned earlier, have a beer - or whatever else you can get out of the incident. All will be good!

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Old 04-05-2011, 02:22 PM   #17
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1st off, call True Green & find out EXACTLY what they sprayed on the hops: Type of herbicide, type of fert, was there a spreader sticker used, any insecticides, etc...
Those services usually spray a mix of fert, broadleaf herbicde (contact and/or systemic), and some type of insecticide.

Also, find out if the hops were sprayed directly, or if it's just overspray or drift; it can make a difference. Once you know this info, you'll be in a better position to try to save your rhizomes.

Now, True Green is responsible for replacing your rhizomes. They sprayed 'em, they should replace them. Same goes for anything else they damaged/killed/contaminated. Even if your hops survive, bill True Green for the cost of replacement. I'd also ask them for a refund. I'm not sure how they do things in your state, but some states require pesticide applicators to pass required tests and/or pass required continuing education classes to maintain their certification(s). Keep an eye on any other plants they may have sprayed, and keep a close eye on your lawn.

If they were stupid enough/careless enough to spray your hops, they may have striped your lawn too; look for dark green stripes to appear in your lawn. Striping comes from a sloppy, overlapping spray pattern & wherever the spray patterns overlap, twice the amount of mix was applied, hence the striping. Striping can (depending on the mix) burn grass in the overlapped areas.

Good luck to you. Regards, GF.

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:51 PM   #18
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:38 PM   #19
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Thanks for your help everyone
Checked them this morning and there are new sprouts
Very happy

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Great news! Glad it worked out.

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