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The Hop Experience. Kory Stalsberg Hide-Away Hops Fennimore, WI. Background. Graduated from UW-P in 2006 with BS in Agriculture Education. Masters in Education from UW-L 2011. 6 th year hop grower. Hop yard 2009 - 4/10ths of an acre 2010 - 6/10ths of an acre

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The hop experience

The Hop Experience

Kory Stalsberg

Hide-Away Hops

Fennimore, WI


Background

Background

  • Graduated from UW-P in 2006 with BS in Agriculture Education. Masters in Education from UW-L 2011.

  • 6thyear hop grower.

  • Hop yard

    2009 - 4/10ths of an acre

    2010 - 6/10ths of an acre

    Total of 900 plants – 450 Cascade, 360 Mt. Hood, 90 Willamette


The hop experience

June 15, 2014


The hop experience

August 25,2013


What you need

What you NEED

  • A Sunny Spot on deep, well drained soil

  • Trellis System $$$$$

  • Rhizomes $$

  • Drop lines and somehow to hang them

  • Irrigation ???

  • IPM – Weeds, Downey Mildew, Spider Mites

  • Harvesting – Hand picking is NOT FUN

  • Oast – 80% moisture down to 8%

  • Market to SELL THEM!!!! ( This should be FIRST)


Pest management strategies

Pest Management Strategies

  • Pest Management

    • Downey Mildew - Kocide3000, Phostrol

    • Flea Beatle and Spider Mites – Malathion

    • Sucker and Weeds – Chateau and Aim

  • Fertilizer Management

    • 2ndyr and beyond ~ 180lbs N, 80lbs P, 10lbs K/Ac

    • UAN (Liquid Ammonium Nitrate)

  • Accurate Record Keeping – Field Note Log

    • Field Map, Soil Test, Phonology, Fertilizer, Pests & Disease, Weather (by week), Harvest, Drying


Harvest by hand in 2010

Harvest by Hand in 2010

  • Harvested 7 days on and off

  • 450 1st yr plants @ 12 min/plant = 90 man/hrs

  • 360 2nd yr plants w/ Hop-A-nator@ 5 min/plant = 30 man/hrs

  • Years 3 and 4 improved on picker


Current harvest with wolf picker

Current Harvest with Wolf Picker

  • 120 bines per hour!

  • Harvest my 1 acre in a 12 hour day


Oasting

Oasting

  • Harvested cones need to be dried ASAP

  • 8-10% moisture is the target within 24 hrs after harvest without exceeding 120 degrees


Kory and andrea stalsberg hide away hops fennimore wi 608 988 2006 korystalsberg@hotmail com

Kory and Andrea StalsbergHide-Away HopsFennimore, [email protected]

  • Links

  • http://coop.wisconsinhopexchange.com/

  • http://uspest.org/hop/HopPocketGuide.pdf

  • http://strawberry.ifas.ufl.edu/Strawberry%20fungicide%20recommendations%202009.htm

  • http://www.coopext.colostate.edu/TRA/Hops_2008.html

  • http://www.dripworksusa.com/

  • http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/afcm/Hop.html

  • http://www.freshops.com/


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