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2018 The Ohio State University Hops Conference, Bus Tour, & Trade Show


March 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018
Location:
Piketon, OH
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The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Controlling & Managing Spider Mites and Insects in Your Hop Yard
  • Processing Facilities – Food Safety Regulations
  • Hop Pest Management
  • Mobile Hops Dryer Demonstration
  • Dealing with Weeds in Hops
  • Disease Diagnosis, Forecasting, Treatments and Control
  • When NOT to start a Hop Farm: Finances, business planning, markets and labor requirements
  • Proper ways to Process and Store Hops
  • Hop Varieties that Perform Well in Ohio” – On -Farm Variety Performance Trials
  • Trellis Systems – what works for you and how to build various types of systems
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Fertilization
  • How to Build Your Own Fertilizer Injector
  • Designing and Properly Managing Your Hop Irrigation System
  • Hop Harvest Necessities – Knowing when and how to harvest

NOTE: Topics will grow as the planning stages of this conference continues.