Here is the link to the hops crowning video :
Crowning is used as an early season preventative measure against downy mildew. In this video, Dr. Heather Darby describes what downy mildew is, and some warning signs to look for when evaluating your hop plants.
Unfortunately, we did recognize downy mildew on some of our plants while scouting last week. It appeared in both plants that were crowned and controls. shortly thereafter we sprayed the yard with an organic fungicide as a tool to hopefully slow or cull the spread of the pathogen.
We’ll keep you updated as the season continues. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance.
Keep Calm and Hop On