Small commercial scale growing of hops
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 hops production
Not much research available from Colorado. Ron Godin, CSU Extension Agent in Delta Colorado has experience in growing hops. Ron's contact is: email@example.com. 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 -- http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/9563/nmsu-hops-variety-trial-expanded-include-higher-elevat...
Field Guide for IPM in Hop Production, Oregon State University, et al.-- http://ipm.wsu.edu/field/pdf/HopHandbook2009.pdf
Hope this helps!