Hop Cone Disease Symptoms

Why are my hop cones black? Harvest is approaching quickly and for some may be well underway! This season’s wet conditions have resulted in high disease pressure on the hop plants. These diseases are now starting to show up on the cones of the plant. At this time, we have identified primary fungi downy mildew […]

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Getting Ready for Harvest: Smell, Touch, Hear, & Measure

Timing is critical to harvesting high quality Northeastern hops, as is paying close attention to drying, packaging, and storing the harvest. Our hops at the Alburgh research farm are not quite ready to harvest yet. We predict that the harvest of early maturing varieties will begin at the end of next week (the week of […]

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Hops Production course at VTC

Vermont Technical College asked if we would please share the information on a Hops course they are offering on August 10-11, 2015.  Following is the course information, as well as their contact information. Hops Production. August 10-11, 2015. $200. Description: Two day introductory course in small scale hop farming in the Northeast. Day one will […]