Weeding might be the most frustration, time consuming and expensive aspect of your hop yard. The use of pre-emergents can drastically cut down (pun intended) on the hand work you’ll need to do in-season. This week we’ll dive into the what/when/why/how of proactively getting after your weeds.
Finally! Months ago we asked our listeners to give us their hopyard plans so that we could review them on-air, and here they are. It’s great to hear what people are trying and we chime in with our usual opinions and suggestions.
It’s the second part of our conversation with Mark from Mountain View Hops. This time we get much more technical with a photoperiod deep dive, some business expansion options and of course a round of Beer or No, Virginia style!
If you ever think to yourself “I’m so tired of hearing James and Gregg talk”, have we got a treat for you! This week we welcome Mark from Mountain View Hops, a small hop farm in Virginia. Mark is a great example of how to start small, look for the right opportunities and take it […]
It’s been well established that the essential components responsible for hop aroma start to burn off at high temperatures. Where does the impact begin, and what can be done to keep as much aroma intact as possible? This week we discuss a study that we undertook to better understand the impact of heat at various […]
Tales from the hop yard as we walk through the when, how and why of harvesting. We talk about hand harvesting (here’s a hint: don’t), how to engage local artists in your waste material and why you should make friends with retired machinists.
Ah, dear Mother Nature. There is so much that can go wrong and it’s completely out of our control, whether it’s late season frost, freak hailstorms, desert-like conditions and other madness. While you can’t predict these events and certainly can’t prevent them, what can you do to mitigate the damage and understand the path forward? […]
Pop in your headphones, put on your gloves and get out to the farm to remove weeds while you listen to us tell you all about it. It’s not fun and not cheap, but it’s a critical and often overlooked part of your hop yard life cycle.
Is that….could it be….OMGmyHopsAreComingOutOfTheGround!!! Okay, calm down, that’s called Emergence. With it comes Training, where you get your baby bines started on their climb up the trellis. Looking for some guidance on how to get this going, along with our usual comic horror stories of things that go wrong? Stop reading and listen!