Are you looking for information about Growing Hops?
You have come to the right place! Grow More Hops LLC is dedicated to providing hop grower education, hop consulting services and hop growing-related products. We want hop growers to be well-informed and successful. Growing hops outside of the Pacific Northwest area of the United States is challenging. Reliable information and equipment for small to medium-sized hop growers is very hard to find. The webinars provided by Grow More Hops LLC are based on University research wherever possible. Unfortunately, very few universities have been able to fund research in all of the areas needed by new hop growers. In those cases, we rely on advice from successful growers and their vendors.
Starting in April of 2013, Lee Jennings (founder of Grow More Hops LLC) began to offer an introductory seminar to hop growers in Southern Wisconsin. That seminar, now called "Growing Hops From the Ground UP!" has been presented in locations from Wisconsin and Minnesota to North and South Dakota. Beginning in September it will be available as a 3-part webinar.
High quality bound version of The Pocket Version of the Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Hops. Printed on heavy duty paper and sized for use in the field. It was developed in 2009, and contains images of the primary pests, diseases, and beneficial organisms associated with hops in the U.S. Development of the field guide was a collaborative effort of USDA Agricultural Research Service, Oregon State University, University of Idaho, and Washington State University in response to the U.S. hop industry's need for IPM information in a package more readily usable by producers and their field personnel. Funding for this publication was provided by the EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program.
Our popular seminar entitled "Growing Hops From the Ground UP!" is now available as a 3-Part Webinar Series.
Part 1. Get Ready to Grow Hops: September 29, 2016 7:30 – 8:30PM CDT
This webinar is the first in a series of three covering Growing Hops from the Ground UP! When you are preparing to grow hops commercially, these topics will be essential: 1. The botany and agronomics of hops, 2. Hop genetics and the importance of using clean plants to establish your hopyard, 3. How to select a site for your hopyard and the use of cover crops to encourage soil health, and 4. How to prepare the site for your hopyard and how to build a hop trellis.
Part 2. The Work of Growing Hops: October 6, 2016 7:30 – 8:30PM CDT
You will learn the basics of fertilizing hops for maximum quality and production; How to properly irrigate hops; How to protect your hops from weeds, diseases, insects and mites; and How to harvest your hops crop.,
Part 3. Getting Paid for Growing Hops: October 13, 2016 7:30 – 8:30PM CDT
You have spent all of that time, effort and money to grow a crop of hops, this seminar will show you how to get paid. The key is producing a consistently large crop with exceptionally high quality. You will learn how to properly dry hops to maintain high quality; How to bale your hops; How to process your hops crop and finally; How to market your crop
Coming up later this fall, another popular Grow More Hops LLC seminar entitled "Growing Your Hops Business" will be available as a 3-part webinar series. This webinar series will cover the economics of hop production, your hops business plan and financing your hop farm. More webinars are planned for early 2017.