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Posted in thread: Mid-Late Season Downy Mildew Management on 07-29-2016 at 11:19 PM
If the plants were infected when you sprayed them but you were able to put the disease in check
prior to it producing a bunch of spores, those stunted sidearms most likely won't be the cause
of any mo...
Posted in thread: Mid-Late Season Downy Mildew Management on 07-29-2016 at 02:22 PM
Being proactive when it comes to disease management is number one on the list and will help
allow you to sleep a little better, ha! I was in your situation a few years back and things
basically were b...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 07-21-2016 at 04:43 AM
Yeah, red raspberries, it was really strange trying to decide what it was but it finally hit
me. Immature plants can do funny things- growth wise, so I hope the oil package continues to
develop along ...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 07-20-2016 at 01:04 AM
No idea. I just hope it's not the one that had the raspberry aroma from last year, will have to
take some seeds if that's the case.
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 07-19-2016 at 03:28 AM
And here is a close up of the little mutant with the strange, elongated leaves. I thought she
might outgrow this, but it seem to be permanent! I'm excited to see where this goes.Speaking of
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 07-19-2016 at 03:18 AM
If you take those 'bushes' and cut back all but one central leader you'll at least be able to
determine what sex they'll be. Actually, it's still early enough that you'll probably have a
Posted in thread: Crap! I think I have males in my hopyard...now what? on 07-16-2016 at 06:47 AM
Yeah, they make the girls have seeds. The new plants that come from the seeds have some of each
of their parents genes and every last one that sprouts is at least a little different from each
Posted in thread: Crap! I think I have males in my hopyard...now what? on 07-16-2016 at 06:02 AM
Actually, you don't have to kill them to prevent pollination from taking place. Just cut the
vines at the base of the crown and they most likely won't have time to regrow to make more
mature pollen. K...
Posted in thread: Are hops a source of pollen for bees on 07-15-2016 at 03:52 AM
I have two additional male plants this year so I was paying a little closer attention to them
recently and happened to notice quite a few bees working the flowers. They tended to hover more
like a swe...
Posted in thread: Scalable idea for cutting back roots at small scale? on 06-24-2016 at 09:07 PM
I normally just dig a trench around the crown and cut back t he rhizomes with an old pair of
pruners. Some of the smaller farms are making their own tractor mounted versions of something
like this: ...