Time to hop to it?

Time to hop to it?

Growing for breweries not easy, but possible
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Beth LaShell, a visiting instructor at Fort Lewis College and coordinator of the FLC agricultural research center at Hesperus, looks over hops growing at the center.
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These mature hop cones are ready for harvest.
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Buds on a hop plant will soon turn to cones. Although Hops don’t grow well in the Four Corners, but they are being studied at the agricultural research center at the Old Fort at Hesperus to see if any varieties offer hope for cultivation in the Four Corners.
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Hops at a glance

The hop, the humulus lupulus, came out of China in the long-distant past. In the West, the first mention of hop cultivation was in Germany in the mid-700s, with the first record of it being used in brewing coming more than 300 years later.
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