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
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
Applying Aim EC Herbicide in hopyards is now permitted in Michigan, but growers will need to have a copy of the 24 (c) label in hand before application. This label is not applicable outside of Michigan.
Posted on April 8, 2015 4:11pm by Erin Lizotte
Photoperiodism is the term given to a plant’s ability to respond to changing daylength. Knowing how your crop responds to daylength should influence how you apply fertilizer, especially nitrogen.
Posted on March 30, 2015 1:54pm by Ron Goldy
Low temperatures often depend on atmospheric conditions and the local topography. Calm conditions allow the temperatures to drop quickly after the sun goes down. You can track freezes with MSU’s Enviro-weather.
Posted on March 3, 2015 4:59pm by Mark Longstroth
Michigan hop growers should be aware of the several changes from 2014 for pesticides registered for use, including new special local needs labels and newly available fungicides and insecticides.
Posted on February 25, 2015 10:13am by Diane Brown