On February 15, 2017

Master gardner to discuss growing hops

Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.—RUTLAND—The Rutland County Master Gardeners invite the public to learn about growing hops for the home or farm. Julian Post, who manages the UVM Extension research hop yard at Borderview farm in Alburgh with Extension agronomist Heather Darby, will be speaking at the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20. He has been working with Vermont hop growers for three years to increase yields, better manage disease, and plan successful businesses. Current hop research includes fertility trials, wild hop trials, and early-season disease management through hop “crowning.”

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