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Our Hops Project

Hop production was common throughout the Northeast in the 1800s. However, today most hop production occurs in the Pacific Northwest. Renewed interest and demand for local hops is breathing new life into an otherwise “historical” crop. To increase hops production in the Northeast, the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team conducts a hops outreach and applied research program. See below for our research results–on hop varieties, pest management and more–as well as a number of resources on hop production in our region. Check back here frequently for more information and updates, and subscribe to our hops blog!

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Northeast Hop Growers for Pest and Nutrient Management Project

In April, our team recruited for and started a 3-year NE-SARE project looking at advance pest and nutrient management strategies for Northeast hop production. Our participants:

  • Have provided us with basic information about their hop yard, helping us to understand their hop yard management and project learning goals;
  • Will be participating in our bi-weekly goScout program to help us all learn more about pest pressure and management options throughout the region during the season; and
  • Will learn and share pest & nutrient management information through our Hops Power Hour webinars, offered monthly from April 24 to September 25, 2017.

Hop Power Hour Recordings

April 24 featuring Dr. David Gent presenting on downy mildew management – https://youtu.be/sNLDK7Mr0h8

May 22 Dr. Heather Darby shares information on soil fertility management and Scott Lewis shares results from the first goScout survey – https://youtu.be/dDeN3S84cM

Resources

Scouting Sheet for Downy Mildew Scouting – Basal Spikes.

Fact Sheet on Managing Downy Mildew in Hops in the Northeast.

University of Florida article How to Calculate Fertigation Injection Rates for Commercial Blueberry Production.

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Latest Hop Reports

2016 Hop Research Reports
2015 Hop Research Reports

2014 Hop Research Reports

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Hops Quality Analysis

We want to thank everyone for supporting the UVM Hop Quality Testing Laboratory!

At this time, we have one test available for Brewing Values (BV’s) which determines Alpha acids, Beta acids and Hop Storage Index (HSI). Click here for the Hops Analysis Submission Form to submit a sample. Please make sure all samples sent are dried properly and are not more than 8-10% moisture as we will not be able to conduct the testing.

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Bulletins, Research Reports, and Online Tools

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Conference Proceedings

2017 Vermont Hop Conference (February 25, 2017)

Online proceedings for the the 8th Annual Vermont Hop Conference are available for $35 and include  video recordings of presentations conducted during plenary and advanced sessions. The proceedings are housed at eXtension’s Online campus at: http://campus.extension.org. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings by going to https://campus.extension.org/course/view.php?id=1412. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

2016 Vermont Hop Conference (February 19, 2016)

Online proceedings for the the 7th Annual Vermont Hop Conference are available for $35 and include  video recordings  of all presentations. The proceedings are housed at eXtension’s Online campus at: http://campus.extension.org. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings by going to http://campus.extension.org/course/view.php?id=1228. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

2015 Vermont Hop Conference (February 20, 2015)

As mentioned at the 2015 Hop Conference by Steve Polewacyk from Vermont Pub and Brewery, you can access the Hop Evaluation Excel sheet here.

Proceedings from the 6th Annual Vermont Hop Conference are now available online. The online proceedings include video recordings and PDFs of all conference presentations. They can be accessed for a one-time fee of $35 at eXtension’s Online campus at:http://campus.extension.org. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings by going tohttp://campus.extension.org/course/view.php?id=1131. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

2014 Vermont Hops Conference (February 27, 2014)

Online proceedings for the the 5th Annual Vermont Hops Conference are available for $25 and include both video recordings and PDFs of all presentations. The proceedings are housed at eXtension’s Online campus at: http://campus.extension.org. If you have not yet been to this site, you will need to create an account. To do so, on the left bar under “Login,” click on “Create new account.” You will need to complete some basic information and confirm your account via email.  Once you have created an account, you may enroll in the proceedings by going to http://campus.extension.org/course/view.php?id=986. You will enter your payment into eXtension’s PayPal system.

2013 Winter Hops Conference (February 22, 2013)

2012 Winter Hops Conference (March 19, 2012)

2011 Winter Hops Conference (February 18, 2011)

2010 Winter Hops Conference: Hopping To It! (March 26, 2010)

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Hop Resources


Hopyard Construction

Hardware

Irrigation

Hop Varieties

Rhizomes — Wholesale

Rhizomes — Home Growers

Pest Management

Harvesting Info

Quality Testing

General Hoppy Information

Organizations of Note

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Equipment


See our Hop Equipment page for information on the following small-scale hop equipment:

  • oast
  • mobile harvester
  • hop balers

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