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 hops production

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: ronald.godin@colostate.edu. 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!