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Posted in thread: Bug ID. Friend or Foe? on 08-16-2014 at 03:02 AM
I'm going with stinkbug as I've been seeing a lot in the past few years on the hops. The
reddish color probably puts it somewhere around the 2nd or 3rd instar: The ones I've been
seeing are mostly d...
Posted in thread: Wild(?) Hop - Male/Female? on 08-14-2014 at 03:22 AM
I think Nagmay hit it. We used to see it growing along the railroad right-of-way and it never
really did seem to form any true cones. The 'buds' looked a lot more like pot and unlike
lupulus, there di...
Posted in thread: Hop Cones Turning Brown - Help on 08-13-2014 at 02:03 PM
Those are generally found near the terminal point of the vines (angel wings, cock hops). I
don't know the correct terminology but if the growing season was to be extended, they would
have grown into a...
Posted in thread: HELP needed, just dug up my 3 year old plants! on 08-10-2014 at 09:00 PM
Pissy, How did you get your hands on rhizomes in the first place? I thought they were very
tightly controlled for disease/pest control on your island.
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 08-10-2014 at 08:26 PM
I'd have no problems sharing if I had the time but I basically just let Ma Nature take over and
corral the little ones when they pop up in the Spring. I thought I'd be coasting toward
retirement at th...
Posted in thread: HELP needed, just dug up my 3 year old plants! on 08-10-2014 at 08:22 PM
You look to be in real good shape as it looks like you've got about 5 giant 'vertical' rhizomes
(for lack of a better word). I would just cut straight down the middle of the crown with a
pruning saw (...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 08-09-2014 at 08:27 PM
Baby Bumps!!!! Finally found some un-seeded cones to show the comparison. These are Cascades
that show how the bracteole swells up once a seed starts forming. The Brewers Gold is pretty
much ALL seede...
Posted in thread: Why don't my hops smell? on 08-08-2014 at 03:00 AM
Like Dan said, sometimes during the establishment year you end up with some pretty grassy hops
no matter how long you wait. Looks like the location where they're grown can play a factor in
how well th...
Posted in thread: correct soil sample - no clay layer? on 08-06-2014 at 04:58 PM
One way to help determine soil texture is to do a ribbon test. This will help explain: Just
do a search for "ribbon test soil texture" and a bunch of stuff will pop up including vids.
Posted in thread: Hop Cones Turning Brown - Help on 07-29-2014 at 04:40 AM
It's kinda hard telling by the picture but I would lean toward Alternaria. I've seen powdery
mildew on hops a few years ago but I don't think it was the hop specific type because there was