The University of Vermont Extension Crops and Soils Program just published an article on the control of Japanese Beetles in hops by using a parasitic fly called the winsome fly. Here’s the link to that article: http://blog.uvm.edu/hoppenin/2014/07/28/having-trouble-with-japanese-beetles/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=having-trouble-with-japanese-beetles
What we really need is more hops growers! That’s why I am helping new hops growers get a successful start. Here’s a link to the article: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/food-for-men/the-future-of-hops-futures
This Specialty Crop Block Grant funds research at the University of Wisconsin to establish a production system for pathogen-free hop rhizomes, initiate variety trialing to identify hop varieties and evaluate health of existing Wisconsin hop yards. On Wisconsin! 10.13SCBG
Here is a link to the Minneapolis StarTribune article about Hippity Hops Farm: CLICK HERE!
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Roger Bindl, videographer extrordinaire, photographed and produced a wonderful video promoting the Wisconsin Hop Exchange Cooperative, Simple Earth Hops, Grumpy Troll Brew Pub, Vintage Brewing and Gorst Valley Hops.