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 2012 Hop Growers of America Statistical Report has been released. Enjoy!
Filling out your 2012 USDA NASS Ag Census? Hops should go under Section 6 - Field Crops with the code 623, reported as total acres and pounds produced.
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Understanding and using accumulated growing degree days can help you know when to expect pests. This is one of the services Enviro-weather offers Michigan growers.
Posted on May 23, 2013 12:42pm by Beth Bishop
Hop growers are stringing hopyards around Michigan and starting to train this year’s bines. MSU Extension will be tracking hop development this season and providing growers with relevant pest management information.
Posted on May 17, 2013 4:47pm by Erin Lizotte
IPM collaborations, MSU Extension hops website updates and hops workshops announced.
Posted on May 4, 2013 7:38pm by Rob Sirrine
Producers may be tempted to jump the gun and get into fields while soil moisture conditions are still too damp. This could lead to soil compaction, a restrictive rooting zone, and yields could be reduced far more than from delayed planting.
Posted on April 25, 2013 8:06am by Dan Rossman
As the 2013 season approaches, get up-to-date on the latest resources and tools to help you make in-season pest management decisions.
Posted on April 1, 2013 9:13am by Erin Lizotte