Thought I would start a new thread on growing hops in 2018 (backyard hops).
Just chopped down the first shoots.
1.) Bull Shoots (don't produce as much)
2.) Helps to discourage Powdery Mildew from last year (new for me in 2nd year, this is now 3rd year)
Will try weekly applications of Neem Oil and Baking Soda solution to prevent it this year.
Shown below: Chinook, Centennial and Willamette (also have Cascade and Columbus).