Building a small scale commercial hop trellis is a huge undertaking. Even a small project requires a lot of planning, good communication skills, management of time and financial details. The hop trellis plans for Simple Earth Hops establishes a 1/4 acre hopyard measuring around 100' x 100'.
Below is a Google Docs (Power Point style) slide-show presentation of the Simple Earth Hops 1/4 acre trellis parts list.
Here is a video by UVM Extension NW Crops & Soil Team featuring Roger Rainville owner of Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, VT. Roger describes how he is constructing a hopyard for UVM Extension NW Crops and Soils Team hops variety trial.
Here are some additional photos from the Simple Earth Hops trellis setup.
|3 photos above from Simple Earth Hops - Trellis Setup|
For more infomation:
view the "Building the hop trellis" post on the Simple Earth Hops website to see additional photos of setting up and building a small scale commercial hop trellis.
Small scale commercial or backyard hop trellis designs and plans are also available at the Hop Trellis Plans link category at Fatty Matty Brewing.
This article also appears in duplicate in the Madison Hops Examiner category.