Small commercial scale growing of hops

Asked February 9, 2015, 3:34 PM EST

I have a small acreage north of Fort Collins. I am researching hop growing on a small commercial scale, 1 -10 acres. Can you help me find useful information, general requirements, soil types and water requirements, infrastructure, etc. Thanks. John

Larimer County Colorado

1 Response

Hi John,

Not much research available from Colorado. Ron Godin, CSU Extension Agent in Delta Colorado has experience in growing hops. Ron's contact is: In addition, I found the following resources on growing hops.

New Mexico State University, Kevin Lombard, and Fort Lewis College, Beth LaShell have been conducting research on hops --

Field Guide for IPM in Hop Production, Oregon State University, et al.--

Hope this helps!