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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

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/ [email protected] 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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