Potted Hop Plants Available for Purchase

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County in collaboration with Zerrillo’s Greenhouse is pleased to offer 12 different varieties of hops plants grown from first generation cuttings of virus-indexed stock purchased from Washington State’s Clean Plant Program. Varieties available include Ultra, Fuggle, Alpharoma, Teamaker, Cascade, Newport, Liberty, Willamette, and Perle.  These plants will be sold in […]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Register for the 2013 Winter Hops Conference!

The UVM Extension 2013 Winter Hops Conference will take place on February 22, 2013 at The Essex in Essex, VT . Click here to download the flyer!  We have an exciting day lined up, registration starts at 9 am, and the conference starts promptly at 9:30.  We hope you can join us! Please note, last […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cooperative Hop Rhizome Purchase

Greetings all, The Northeast Hop Alliance and the wonderful folks at Foothill Hops are putting together a cooperative purchase for hop rhizomes, coir, and W-clips for the 2013 season.  This offer is available to all NeHA members in good standing.  If you haven’t paid your dues for 2013, or if you would like to become […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UVM Extension 2013 Winter Hops Conference – Save the Date!

Greetings all! We are excited to announce the date of the annual UVM Extension Winter Hops Conference!  Please mark your calendars, this year’s event will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013 at The Essex in Essex, VT.  As the date gets nearer, we will post registration details here on What’s Hoppening.  The day is […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hop Harvest Readiness Calculator – New Online Tool!

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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 […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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 […]

Tags: ,

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 […]

Tags: , ,

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 […]

Tags: , , , ,