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Posted in thread: Damn Japanese beetles are invading my Hopsyard! on 07-28-2015 at 05:21 PM
From back in the lawn care days, it's best to know the life cycle of what you're trying to
control as at certain points they tend to be more susceptible and that's when you achieve your
best control: ...
Posted in thread: Hops Yellowing from the Ground Up on 07-28-2015 at 04:11 AM
Like you said, it's hard to tell from that distance but I'm going to say you're just fine. Once
the cones begin to form, the plants seem to pull nourishment from where ever they can to feed
Posted in thread: Hop Growing Prospects in Plattsburg/Champlain area on 07-26-2015 at 09:56 PM
Check here: There's lots of growers in your region as Madison Co. was pretty much where the
US hop industry began. One of the biggest problems facing growers in our part of the country is
Posted in thread: Hop Seeds? on 07-25-2015 at 04:31 AM
Those seeds sure can grow into new plants. My first one came up in my compost back in the mid
90's and is now donating her seeds to a breeding program up in Michigan at Great Lakes Hops.
I've used who...
Posted in thread: Cascade leaves looking unhealthy on 07-22-2015 at 03:08 AM
The first two pictures and a couple others are definitely virus/viroid:
Posted in thread: Local Hop Farm Tours on 07-16-2015 at 04:36 PM
Here's another one up in MI. The timing might be such that you'll get to see some of the early
varieties ready for harvest!
Posted in thread: Is this ladybug larvae? on 07-15-2015 at 02:09 PM
I'd say keep them:
Posted in thread: Old Hops? What to do with them on 07-13-2015 at 05:38 PM
Any ideas on what to do with them? Hop candy came to mind.Why wouldn't you use the BEST hops
for hop candy? I guess everyone has their priorities. I would use them exclusively for
Posted in thread: 1st year grower, bonehead mistake on 07-12-2015 at 07:38 PM
It's all really variable with first year situations. I've had rhizomes put out tremendous
growth (20 feet) and others that only do half that. When you see that kind of thing, your
instinct tells you t...
Posted in thread: 2015 Hop garden photo thread on 07-11-2015 at 03:36 AM
One of the problems of growing on poles is that every now and then one snaps. This was a
Chinook with about 8 vines strung. The upper section which snapped off is leaning on the latter
with the shovel...