The news is out- U.S. craft brewers posted an 18% increase in volume in 2014. In turn, this means that there is going to be an even greater demand for locally grown hops. Click HERE for details.
Overnight, I received notice through Luke Albers, Secretary of the Wisconsin Hop Exchange Cooperative that Aim EC herbicide has been granted a 24(c) label for use on Wisconsin hops for sucker control and as a post emergent herbicide for control of velvetleaf, pigweed and lambsquarters. Not more than 7.6 fluid ounces/acre/season can be applied. Do not apply Aim EC within 7 days of harvest. Please read the label for further instructions.
The labeling of Aim EC is significant because it gives hop growers another tool to manage weeds and control labor costs by controlling suckers and stripping leaves chemically. This is a good day for the Wisconsin hops community. Please contact me if you have any questions about using this new tool. Click HERE for a copy of the Aim EC label for use on Wisconsin Hops.
Thanks to hop growers from Minnesota, Kentucky and Wisconsin, we had a very successful hop seminar and trade show.
Grow More Hops, LLC is pleased to announce that The Hops Museum of Madison, Wisconsin will participate in the Midwest Hop Grower Seminar & Trade Show on February 21st at the Three Bears Resort in Warrens, Wisconsin. The museum will offer resources for hops and brewing. Please plan a visit. Click HERE for their website.
Grow More Hops, LLC, a member of the Minnesota Hop Growers Association, is pleased to announce that the Minnesota Hop Growers Association will both participate in the seminar and exhibit in the trade show. The MHGA supports research and education to promote the hop growing industry in Minnesota. Click HERE to go to their website.
Paul’s Machine & Tool, Inc. is a fabricator of custom agricultural equipment and takes grower’s ideas and turns them into reality. Click HERE for their website. They are currently developing and fabricating dry fertilizer applicators for the hops industry. They look forward to expanding into other fabrications to meet the specific needs of hop growers. Visit them at the Midwest Hop Seminar and Trade Show on February 21st at the Three Bears Lodge in Warrens, Wisconsin.
Grow More Hops, LLC is pleased to announce that High Hoppage, the premiere hop head merchandiser, will join the Midwest Hop Seminar & Trade Show on February 21st at the Three Bears Lodge in Warrens, Wisconsin. High Hoppage specializes in craft beer, homebrew merchadise such as shirts, hats, metal signs, can coolers, stickers and magnets. They also carry a selection of hops candy, jewelry, hand-crafted wooden 6-pack carriers and their trademarked High Hoppage bottle caps.
Roberts Irrigation of Plover, Wisconsin will exhibit at the 2015 Midwest Hop Seminar and Trade Show on February 21st at the Three Bears Lodge in Warrens, Wisconsin. Roberts Irrigation is a full service irrigation company and specializes in drip irrigation equipment and expertise. Check out their website HERE.
Rick Cole, owner of Midwest Hop and Beer Analysis, LLC has announced that they will exhibit at the Midwest Hop Seminar and Trade Show on September 21st at the Three Bears Lodge in Warrens, Wisconsin. Midwest Hop and Beer Analysis, LLC offers laboratory testing for Alpha and Beta acid content of hops, Hop Storage Index (HSI), Essential Oil Content and Moisture Content. You can visit there website at http://www.midwesthopanalysis.com. Please visit them! Click HERE for tickets.