Getting Started with Growing Hops Webinar (4/8/15)

As part of the Vermont New Farmer Project’s ongoing webinar series, UVM Extension’s Heather Darby will provide an introductory presentation on how to get started with growing hops. This will include setting up a trellis system, soil fertility, variety selection, pest management, harvesting, and post-harvest management. The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required. After […]

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Online Proceedings from 2015 VT Hop Conference Now Available

Proceedings from the 6th Annual Vermont Hop Conference are now available online. The online proceedings include video recordings and PDFs of all conference presentations. They can be accessed for a one-time fee of $35 at eXtension’s Online campus at: http://campus.extension.org. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an […]

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Still Time to Order Rhizomes

Happy February! We’ve had a few updates to our list of sources of folks selling rhizomes, including Anjali Farms & Lotus Moon Medicinals in South Londonderry and Sunnybrook Farm in Middlesex (certified organic Cascade, Centennial, Willamette, Kent Golding, Mt. Hood, Magnum, available April/May when the snow melts; $4/each not including shipping – min order $20). Also, […]

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Time to Order Hop Rhizomes

It’s time to order Hop Rhizomes…if you haven’t already done so! Some nurseries have already sold out; others have order deadlines that are fast approaching. Below is a list of sources for hop rhizomes. If you are a rhizome producer and we missed you in our list – let us know!  Wholesale: Aroostook Hops, Westfield, […]

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Mark Your Calendars: 6th Annual VT Hops Conference scheduled for Feb 20, 2015

Please mark your calendars for February 20, 2015 for our 6th Annual Vermont Hops Conference. It will be held from 9 am to 4 pm at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington, Vermont. You can check the conference website at: www.uvm.edu/extension/hopsconference… you can even register now!  

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Hops and Your Health

Happy New Year! The folks at Michigan State University Extension are offering a webinar on Tuesday, January 13  at 1 pm ET called, “Your Lungs, Your Life: Respiratory Disease in Hop Growing and Processing.” The one-hour webinar will include speakers Carolyn Whitaker and Dr. Dave Bonauto from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Safety […]

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Holiday Closing of Testing Lab

Please note that the UVM Cereal Grain Testing Laboratory will be closed for the holidays beginning Monday, Dec 22, 2014 and reopening Monday, Jan 5, 2015. It would be best to hold on to your hop samples until after the 5th. Thanks. Best wishes for happy holidays! And, keep calm and hop on…

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WCAX Highlights Hop Research

Hey all, If you haven’t seen it yet, WCAX, our local CBS affiliate, highlighted our hop research in a recent “Sunday Science” feature. Take a look! Sunday Science: Researching local hops – WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports.

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Preparing Hop Samples for Quality Analysis

Happy hop harvest everyone! As you may know, our University of Vermont Extension Hop Quality Testing Laboratory is now up and running. We want to thank everyone for supporting the lab! We have received many samples over the last few weeks. As samples have been coming in, however, we have noticed that many are above […]

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Downy Mildew Management

We have been receiving inquiries as to Downy Mildew diagnosis and management techniques. Our Downy Mildew fact sheet (Link is below) has quite a bit of information that can be helpful. As always, please contact us if you have specific questions, or if we can elaborate on anything found within the fact sheet. http://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/wp-content/uploads/DownyMildew.pdf Keep […]

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