A New Weed Control Option for Organic Hopyards

From the University of Vermont Organic Hops program, here is a video demonstrating the use of a steam weeder in an organic hopyard:

About Lee Jennings, CCA

Professional agronomist, crop consultant and agricultural educator.

Posted on May 21, 2013, in Hop Production, Organic Weed Control and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hops are an extremely difficult crop to grow organically. But there are experiments done to make other ways possible!

  2. While this is great in theory, in practice, for a small producer, it leaves a bit to be desired. Steam does work, no doubt. But cost, and availability of equipment, is certainly a concern. Plus, some of the hardier weeds are not effected at all.

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