Hop is cultivated in order to produce female inflorescences — cones. Hop is used in beverage processing industry, in cosmetic, pharmaceutical, baking and food-canning industries.
Hop is a plurannual crop cultivated on one area during 15 years. The main series of seeds is yearlings produced from stem cuttings and creepers.
Cuttings are bedded out in May-June at a small depth (6-8 cm). In autumn the stems should be cut at a height of 25-30 cm. In early spring nurslings are dug out and cultivated on planting.
Before cultivation cuttings must be soaked in 1,0% solution of “Riverm” for 2-4 hours. The solution temperature must be 20-22°С, and the depth of immersion must be 5-6 cm.
Before spring cultivation nurslings should be soaked in 1,0?1,5% solution of “Riverm” for 6-8 hours, at the temperature of 20-22°С.
During spring cultivation of nurslings it is very effective to dress them at the root with 1,5?2,0% solution of “Riverm” at a rate 0,1 l per a nursling.
The first top-dressing must be performed with 1,5?2,0% solution of “Riverm” when the stems height is 1,5-2,0 m. The second is performed with 3,0?4,0% solution of “Riverm” before flowering.
It is desirable to process fertile hop yards with 2,0?3,0% solution of “Riverm” in a week after harvest in order to provide good wintering. When dressing hop with fungicides it is preferable to use 1,0% solution of “Riverm” to distress the plants.