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Abnormally high levels of European corn borer larvae are being observed in some Michigan hopyards at this time.
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Some people on the forums have been mentioning worms in their cones or plants. This is one possible suspect and due to the odd weather in the Midwest this year, it very well could be the culprit, in addition to hop looper, leaf rollers, and leaf tyers.
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Hop Growers of Michigan
Greetings All,
For those of you seeking harvesting options:
Greetings fellow Hop Farmers,



We at Source Farms in Spring Arbor are again offering our mobile hop harvesting service to our fellow hop farmers in the mid michigan area.

In our experience our Hopster 5P we can easily harvest 3 vines a minute or about 180 an hour.

How it works:

Our service is to show up and run the harvester.
You would need to supply a tractor to unload, load and power the harvester. The tractor will need PTO and hydraulic power. If you are nearby, for an additional fee we may be able to supply the tractor also.

We will run the harvester.

The harvester needs a clear, clean area to work in. A slab or grass is fine, we just don't want to get your hops dirty from ground contact.

You will need you to bring us vines in a timely manner. Periodically the trash will need to be cleared away from the work area.

At the hop discharge you will need some means of moving the stripped hops to the sorting area, etc. The compromise with this machine is the sorting. It strips the bines well but some trash gets through, so I recommend a small crew of leaf pickers. Then off to the drier or brewery. . .

Let me know if you can use our services or what other details I can provide.

Best Regards,

Todd Combs

Source Hops,
toddcombs@gmail.com