What are some issues that may arise when growing hops?
Be sure the vines are adequately spaced, congestion will lead to infestation and mildew problems. Wind is another potential hazard, try to reduce excessive wind shear. Over-watering is also an issue, be sure there is proper drainage and be sure you water when there is drought. Some growers will make a mound around the vine to encourage drainage, rocks and gravel will help as well. Keep an eye on the growth and react quickly to anything that is suspect - mildew, insect holes and dryness are the biggest risk indicators.