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Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 05-28-2016 at 05:00 PM
Those are just burrs. Many times during their first year they don't have enough energy to put
into full blown the sidearms but they're conscientious enough to at least make a few cones.
Posted in thread: Are hops a source of pollen for bees on 05-27-2016 at 01:00 AM
The boy hops certainly do produce pollen, lots of it, but the bees don't really seem
interested. Maybe because there's no sweet nectar in hops. Hops are wind pollinated by the way.
Posted in thread: 2nd year cascade problems on 05-23-2016 at 04:29 AM
Every year when it comes to spraying early weeds, there's always been a conflict as the hops
begin emerging at about the same time the weeds begin to grow. If you start your herbicide
program when the...
Posted in thread: 2nd year cascade problems on 05-22-2016 at 08:32 PM
Sure looks like glyphosate damage.
Posted in thread: Is the crown that was in the center dead??? on 05-21-2016 at 06:44 PM
Once you locate and identify one of the rhizomes that's growing out from the crown, loosen the
soil below it and follow it back to the crown. You should be able to see if there's any life
left in the ...
Posted in thread: Is the crown that was in the center dead??? on 05-20-2016 at 03:54 AM
Right on. If you stand over the center of the crown and look down, the rhizomes radiate outward
like the spokes on a bicycle wheel. Just take your shovel and start between a few of the
Posted in thread: Is the crown that was in the center dead??? on 05-20-2016 at 03:36 AM
Those new shoots are popping up from rhizomes that grew outward from the crown, and yes you can
dig them up and replant without worrying about damaging the new growth. My question would be
"why did th...
Posted in thread: Signs of too much water on 05-19-2016 at 02:24 AM
The first pic doesn't look like anything out of the ordinary. In the second pic, the pale
looking shoots in the front may be showing a response to something, can't really say with any
Posted in thread: Signs of too much water on 05-18-2016 at 04:04 AM
Almost sounds like downy mildew? In a 'normal' shoot, the leaves will be spaced properly along
the shoot whereas in an infected shoot, the leaf spacing (nodes) will be much closer together
and the new...
Posted in thread: Cut back first hop shoots? Or wait and cut back all but best 3? on 05-12-2016 at 03:11 AM
What it sounds like is that of your first big flush of growth, you cut back the big ones and
left a few smaller ones to train. If this is correct, you're good to go.