UVM Hops Production Field Day Slated for Aug. 14


        Clover Hill Farm and the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team will host a field day, Aug. 14, for farmers interested in learning more about growing hops in the Northeast.

        The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clover Hill Farm in Gilbertville, Mass., where owner Steve Prouty will share his experiences growing hops on his 300-acre diversified farm. The crops and soils team will discuss hops variety selection, fertility requirements, pest management, best management practices and the challenges of growing hops in a humid climate. The team also will provide an update on research at the UVM Extension research hopyard.

        Registrations will be accepted until Aug. 9 either by phone or online. The fee is $15 and includes lunch.

        To register online visit www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil. Or call (800) 639-2130 (toll-free in Vermont) or (802) 524-6501 to speak with Susan Brouillette or Heather Darby. Or. If requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate, please call Brouillette by Aug. 3.

        Clover Hill Farm, a fifth-generation family farm, was established in 1888. In addition to hops, the farm produces a number of other crops including cranberries, hay and vegetables.

        For information about other upcoming events and programs offered by the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team, including the Aug. 23 hopyard design and maintenance field day, visit www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil.