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 …

Hop Harvest Readiness Calculator – New Online Tool!

Chris Callahan was recently hired as the Agricultural Engineer for UVM Extension and is operating out of the Rutland, VT office. He is a long time Crops and Soils fav, and has worked on numerous projects with us, including the hops harvester, oast, and various oilseed projects.  He and Lucy Carrasco, our Assistant Webmaster (and …

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 …

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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