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Forum: Hops Growing 07-07-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By ctheis
Well here are some nuggets on a 68 degree angle....

Well here are some nuggets on a 68 degree angle. They are much shorter this year than the previous 2 years where I grew them on a traditional trellis system. Earlier this year I put them on a maypole...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-27-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By ctheis
Thats the first I have ever heard of that. Do you...

Thats the first I have ever heard of that. Do you have any links or other info on this? I would be very interested to see exactly how cutting back the early growth affects lupulin production and AA %.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-27-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By ctheis
Why Cut Hops Back

I have heard this from a number of hop growers on this forum and other documents and other research and for a while have followed this practice...however there really seems to be no reason for this...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-27-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By ctheis
Short Answer - yes with some varieities. ...

Short Answer - yes with some varieities.

Long Answer - We get a dual harvest here with most all the high alpha varieities. Our Chinook, Brewers Gold, Nugget, and Liberty are always a dual harvest...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-17-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By ctheis
The cones look like Alternaria Cone Disorder -...

The cones look like Alternaria Cone Disorder - this normally comes with late season Downy Mildew -see this link - http://research.hopgardens.com/PDF/Late_Season_Downy_Mildew.pdf

The yellowing...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-02-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By ctheis
ok here is the deal...you need to keep your...

ok here is the deal...you need to keep your plants trimmed to the bine at least 2 to 4 feet. This is to help with air circulation and helps to keep pests from having a ladder to go up the bine. It...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-01-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By ctheis
I keep the plants trimmed off the ground about 2...

I keep the plants trimmed off the ground about 2 feet....so when I cut back I leave about 4 to 5 feet of bine. Cutting back to the crown..as I have found...is not so good a practice...just leave some...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-31-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By ctheis
Mostly I am done in late August ,early September....

Mostly I am done in late August ,early September. Just depends on variety. After I am done with this harvest Ill cut everything back and let it all grow again.

How many plants do you have going...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-31-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By ctheis
The bines start poking through in the first week...

The bines start poking through in the first week of March. Burrs start in April and normally by the first week or second week of June I start harvesting the high alpha varieities. Ill get another...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-31-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By ctheis
Harvest Time in TN

Well the Nuggets are ready to pick and there are lots of them. They are pretty early this year -about 2 weeks ahead of normal. Guess all the rain and the heat have been good for them. Even the late...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-15-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,828
Posted By ctheis
For first year plants let them go...only trim to...

For first year plants let them go...only trim to keep growth off the ground. This small bit of trimming will help prevent disease. Let everything climb as they will. 2nd year you can trim back to...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-11-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,615
Posted By ctheis
Well the first thing is that I wouldnt worry...

Well the first thing is that I wouldnt worry about over watering....I left several in a creek for 6 months and then replanted and they were just fine. They grew underwater and then after the bines...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-06-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By ctheis
By the pic it looks like you have a nitrogen...

By the pic it looks like you have a nitrogen deficiency. Not certain how much fert you are using but I use a 20-20-20 every 9 days (liquid).

Youll also note that when you order large quantities...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-13-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,079
Posted By ctheis
I use a 20-20-20 liquid - but mine are in the...

I use a 20-20-20 liquid - but mine are in the ground. I also use a 19-12-9 slow release peletized. - with yours in pots Id be careful with it.

Cheers
Forum: Hops Growing 04-13-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 57,254
Posted By ctheis
15' wide 27' long- plants spaced everey 3 feet...

15' wide 27' long- plants spaced everey 3 feet -18 ft pole which gives about 19 to 20 feet of growing room depending on the actual angle.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-13-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By ctheis
Since you are in eastern NC you might want to...

Since you are in eastern NC you might want to give this a look

http://nchops.soil.ncsu.edu/

They are doing quite a bit of hops research in your area - think they have a test farm in Raleigh
Forum: Hops Growing 04-13-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 57,254
Posted By ctheis
We had quite a bit of rain yesterday but the...

We had quite a bit of rain yesterday but the girls dont mind at all. The first pic is of the third year nuggets next to the fence -the others are first year. I had so many rhyzomes I didnt know what...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-22-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,053
Posted By ctheis
At this point I would have to conclude that it is...

At this point I would have to conclude that it is mostly for timing the harvest and to some degree, in colder climes, to slightly increase production.

Here in the south - at least from my...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-21-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By ctheis
Ill probably plant something else in there just...

Ill probably plant something else in there just not certain what atm.

The two beds there are Nugget (fore ground) and Centennial. I also have Santium,Golding,Brewers Gold, Chinook, Mt Hood, Spalt...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-21-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By ctheis
Maypole Layout

Just finished mulching and stringing a couple of the new beds today. I have been transplanting since early Feb and am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Only 8 more to go.

I am...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-20-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By ctheis
Here in TN - they dont call it big orange country...

Here in TN - they dont call it big orange country for nothing. The entire state is made up of orange clay and its deep.

I can only tell you what I have done to ammend the clay.

First get a...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-20-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,053
Posted By ctheis
I have been researching this question for some...

I have been researching this question for some time now and the only reasons that I can find for cutting back the first shoots are
1. Control Harvest timing
2. Belief that this practice will have a...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-26-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,774
Posted By ctheis
I was told not to use Zeal by NC state ag people...

I was told not to use Zeal by NC state ag people as it does not kill the mite eggs. They instead tell me to use Acrimite.
Forum: Hops Growing 02-17-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By ctheis
Oops - yes -what he said :)

Oops - yes -what he said :)
Forum: Hops Growing 02-17-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By ctheis
Yes foilar feeding is good. Hops love it...but...

Yes foilar feeding is good. Hops love it...but you should not do so in replacement of a good root feeding.
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