Hops Field Dy at Virginia Tech

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Join us for our 4th annual hops production field day/open house, June 14th, 2019.

Topics include hops handling for quality and food safety, scouting for pests and pathogens, a review of our cultivars, and much more. All for $35 - lunch included! You must register through this link by June 10th: https://tinyurl.com/VCE-2019-HOP

Morning program starts at the Virginia Tech, Urban Horticulture Center - 1004 Old Mill Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Lunch (included) and afternoon sessions will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn – 900 Plantation Road, Blacksburg VA 24060 (less than 2 miles from the hop yard!)

9:00am- Welcome/ introductions, overview of the research program and hop yard (Holly Scoggins) –1004 Old Mill Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060
9:30am- Pest & disease issues on hops, resources available, scouting techniques, and sample submission protocol (Elizabeth Bush & Eric Day)
10:00am- Walk the yard- discuss cultivar trials, layout, and growing practices used
10:40am- Irrigation considerations- discussion of our system & newest publication (Daniel Jackson)
11:10am- Utilizing the USAHops food safety module to self-assess your hop yard (Laura Siegle and Holly Scoggins)
11:40am- Harvesting and processing hops- demonstration and discussion of our hop harvester and hoast (Daniel Jackson & John James)
12:15pm- Depart for Hilton Garden Inn (900 Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060)
12:30pm- Lunch
1:00pm- Agritourism and liability concerns (Kelli Scott)
1:30pm- Brushup: Basic weed ID and review of the rules for legal pesticide applications (Laura Siegle)
2:00pm- Designing a pesticide spray schedule (Daniel Jackson)
2:30pm- Adjourn for tour of Eastern Divide Brewing (3175 Commerce St, Blacksburg, VA 24060)

Again, you must pre-register to attend. Just $35 includes catered lunch and all materials. Register by June 10th. Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/VCE-2019-HOP

Hope to see you there! If you have questions about the event or if you would like assistance finding your local Extension office to access Extension services, please feel free to contact;

Dr. Holly Scoggins, hopyard@vt.edu, (540) 231-5783

Grower Resources:
We have many Extension resources for hops, including a few new ones! Visit our hops page on the Virginia Cooperative Extension Website for a complete listing of publications, useful links, and services available to you: http://www.ext.vt.edu/topics/agriculture/commercial-horticulture/hops/index.html

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Holly Scoggins at (540) 231-5783/TDD* during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.