Hop IPM Meetings

Hopyard Walkabout at CLEREL

Tuesday, September 4th

6:00-7:00 PM EST

Come take a walk around our hopyards and see what harvest is like.

If you have ever been curious as to how hops are harvested, the answer can be found at the LERGP Hopyard Walkabout on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  The walkabout will take place starting at 6 PM in the hopyards at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory, 6592 West Main Road in Portland, NY.  Participants of the walkabout will have the opportunity to learn how to determine when hops are ready to harvest and take a turn at hand harvesting hops to gain an understanding of why mechanized hops harvesters were invented.  A demonstration of the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program’s HopsHarvester™ Hopster® portable Hop Picker will provide a look into how small-scale mechanized harvesters help many hop growers in New York get their crop off the bine.  After the hop cones are harvested, they will be taken to the oast (hop dryer) to remove moisture to a level where the crop can be safely stored.

Tim Weigle, statewide grape and hops specialist with the NYS IPM Program, will discuss the hops research projects conducted at the lab in 2018.  Alternative weed management protocols and biological control of twospotted spider mites are part of the project, “Developing a Sustainable Hops Integrated Pest Management Program from Greenhouse to Harvest” funded by the New York Farm Viability Institute.

Susceptibility to Powdery Mildew and Downy Mildew for Selected Varieties

Variety Powdery Mildew Variety Downy Mildew
Comet R Hallertau Gold R
Crystal R Hallertau Magnum R
First Gold R Hallertau Tradition R
Newport R
Cascade R/MS Perle R
Newport MR/R Spalter R
Mt. Hood MS/R
Nugget S/MR/R Columbia MR
Fuggle MR
Fuggle MR Pioneer MR
Hallertau Tradition MR Sterling MR
Pioneer MR Teamaker MR
Teamaker MR U.S. Tettnanger MR
Willamette MR
Centennial MS
Columbia MS Olympic MS
Hallertau Gold MS Saazer MS
Hallertau Mittelfruh MS Saazer 36 MS
Horizon MS Tettnanger MS
Liberty MS
Tettnanger MS Brewers Gold S
Bullion S
Brewers Gold S Cascade S
Bullion S Centennial S
Chinook S Chinook S
East Kent Golding S Comet S
Galena S Crystal S
Galcier S East Kent Golding S
Hallertau Magnum S First Gold S
Late Cluster S Galena S
Northern Brewer S Galcier S
Olympic S Hallertau Mittelfruh S
Perle S Horizon S
Saazer S Late Cluster S
Saazer 36 S Liberty S
Spalter S Mt. Hood S
Sterling S Northern Brewer S
Tolhurst S Nugget S
U.S. Tettnanger S Tolhurst S
Vanguard S Vanguard S
Willamette S

Disease susceptibility ratings are based on greenhouse and field observations in experimental plots and commercial yards in the Pacific Northwest as of 2015. R=Resistant; MR=moderately resistant; MS=moderately susceptible; S=susceptible (Gent et al, 2015)

Sources for Common Scouting Tools

Flagging Tape

Ben Meadows


Forestry Suppliers

http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/search.asp?stext=Flagging tape




Hand Lens

Ben Meadows


Forestry Suppliers

http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/search.asp?stext=Hand lens




Yellow Sticky Cards

Olson Products Inc.


Evergreen Growers Supply




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Historical map of hop production across the United States in 1879. Each dot represents 100,000 bales; 1 bale - 200 pounds of dried hops.