Interested in growing hops?
Here you will find all you need to know about growing hops in the Great Lakes Region. Recent hop shortages, growing appeal with specialty beers, and the desire for organic and locally sourced agricultural products have resulted in increasing interest in local hop production by farmers, brewers, and backyard enthusiasts throughout Michigan. If you are new to hops production or just interested in learning about this novel crop, please visit the Getting Started page for information. Finally, the Hop Growers of America 2013 Statistical Report has been released HGA_Stat_Pack_2014.pdf
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MSUE Hops News
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved the use of Presidio by Michigan hop farmers.
Posted on July 3, 2015 1:09pm by Erin Lizotte
Downy mildew continues to be a problem for growers, with difficult spray weather and weed control issues likely contributing to the problem. Potato leafhopper are present in significant numbers and twospotted spider mites are visible at low levels.
Posted on June 11, 2015 9:40am by Erin Lizotte
Downy mildew infections are widespread due to spring conditions that were ideal for fungal growth and difficult for fungicide application.
Posted on June 5, 2015 1:31pm by Erin Lizotte
Frost and freeze weather events set hop bines back in some Michigan locations last week. Most varieties tolerate frost well and undamaged bines have continued to expand.
Posted on May 28, 2015 9:26am by Erin Lizotte
Hop growers are stringing hopyards around Michigan and preparing to train bines in the coming weeks.
Posted on May 13, 2015 3:37pm by Erin Lizotte
Properly timing bine training in the spring is crucial for obtaining maximum hop yields and varies by variety and location.
Posted on May 7, 2015 8:47am by Rob Sirrine
New and replacement MSU Enviro-weather stations brings station total to 75 within Michigan.
Posted on April 28, 2015 3:25pm by Beth Bishop
Brewers are interested in several different measures of hop quality.
Posted on April 27, 2015 4:06pm by Rob Sirrine
Glyphosate and other herbicide-resistant weeds continue to spread across Michigan.
Posted on April 24, 2015 9:51am by Erin Hill
Scout consistently, remove infected shoots and utilize a protectant fungicide management strategy to mitigate early and severe infection risks.
Posted on April 15, 2015 3:04pm by Erin Lizotte