Hop Harvest Readiness

In the Northeast, hop harvest generally begins in mid-August and continues through mid-September.  Harvest date is primarily dependent on the hop variety.  However weather can delay or hasten when a harvest will occur. Another factor that can influence harvest date is pest issues, including heavy spider mite and downy mildew infestations. In the major hop […]

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Downy Mildew

Downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora humuli, Miyabe and Takah., Wilson) was one of the major reasons for the decline of hops production in the Northeast over a hundred years ago.  As many of you know, it is still a significant issue here, as well as in yards in the major hop growing areas of the United States […]

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Small-Scale Hop Harvester and Hop Baler Designs Made Public!

We are very happy to announce that the designs for the small-scale hops harvester are now available through the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Instructional Wiki! To access the documents you will need to login and agree to the terms and conditions.  We would like to encourage discussions, so please leave your comments on […]

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Hop Harvester Showcase- Postponed

The Hop Harvester Showcase scheduled for tomorrow August 26th at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, VT has been postponed due to weather and unforeseen circumstances. Please excuse any inconvenience this may have caused, and stay tuned for a notice of the date and time of the reschedule. Contact the UVM Extension office with any questions […]

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