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Hop Update (Fertility and Irrigation)

Hop Update (Fertility and Irrigation)

By: Evan Elford - New Crop Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | June 23, 2014 Hop fertility applications should be ending within the next two weeks now that we are past the summer solstice (June 21). Keep an eye on ...

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To Train or to Self-Train: Historical hop training trials

To Train or to Self-Train: Historical hop training trials

By: Evan Elford - New Crop Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | May 14, 2014 At this point in the season, many hop growers are quickly finishing up stringing their yards and beginning the training and pruning process.  Depending on size ...

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Determining When Hops Are Ready To Harvest

Determining When Hops Are Ready To Harvest

A simple equation for calculating alpha and beta acid levels at 10 percent moisture. By: Diane Brown | Michigan State University Extension | Sept. 5, 2013 You’ve spent an entire season nurturing and tending your hops, eagerly waiting for harvest. How ...

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Drying Hops On A Small Scale

Drying Hops On A Small Scale

How to measure moisture levels in hops and determine when they have been dried enough to prevent spoilage. By: Diane Brown | Michigan State University Extension | Sept 16, 2013 While growing hops can be a challenge, properly processing them is even ...

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Post-harvest Hop Yard Management

Post-harvest Hop Yard Management

As growers wrap up hop harvest this season, they can follow these postharvest tips to prepare for next year. By: Erin Lizotte | Michigan State University Extension | Sept. 24, 2013 As the 2013 hop season in Michigan winds down, many ...

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Harvest Time Approaching For Hop Growers

Harvest Time Approaching For Hop Growers

Determining the correct harvest date is a mix of art and science and has a big impact on the quality of the final product. By: Erin Lizotte | Michigan State University Extension | August 23, 2013 Hop harvest in Michigan occurs ...

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International Bittering What Now?

International Bittering What Now?

By: Chris Washenberger | Beer Graphs | June 17, 2013 IBU, in this hop-heavy world, is a number that is commonly tossed around and even more commonly misunderstood, if grasped at all. International Bittering Units are calculated numbers used to ...

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Selecting the Right Trellis Design

Selecting the Right Trellis Design

Selecting the Right Trellis Design to Grow Great Hops By: Great Lakes Hops | July 21, 2013 Creating the optimal hop yard that produces maximum yields with minimal infrastructure, labor, and inputs is critical to long term success & profitability ...

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Natural Enemies

Natural Enemies

Natural Enemies Workshop Presented By OMAF and MRA By: Sean Westerveld Learn about the natural enemies of crop pests, from predators to parasites to pathogens.  What do they do?  How can you find and identify them?  How can you protect them ...

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