It is past harvest for many hop growers, but this article from Michigan State University explains how to determine harvest date by having green hops analyzed for the alpha & beta acid content as well as smelling the hops, checking the lupulin to see if it is bright yellow and perhaps brewing a cup of hop tea to taste the flavor of the hops and their bitterness. Click HERE for the MSU article.
Do you want to learn more about growing hops? The Grow More Hops in Wisconsin seminar will be presented by Grow More Hops LLC on Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Wisconsin Dells at the Moosejaw Pizza and Dells Brewing Company. Click Here for tickets: https://growmorehopsinwisconsin.eventbrite.com
Recently, Lee Jennings, owner/crop consultant of Grow More Hops LLC was interviewed by the Wisconsin Farm Report. CLICK HERE FOR A LISTEN! Also, don’t forget to sign up for the GROW MORE HOPS IN WISCONSIN SEMINAR ON SEPTEMBER 20TH IN WISCONSIN DELLS.
The North Central Region of SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education) division of the UDSA (United States Department of Agriculture) Farmer Rancher Grant Program is a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects. This program includes hops production. Here are the details: http://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Our-Grant-Programs/Farmer-Rancher-Grant-Program
Here’s an excellent article about hop harvest. Click here!
What we really need is more hops growers! That’s why I am helping new hops growers get a successful start. Here’s a link to the article: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/food-for-men/the-future-of-hops-futures
This Specialty Crop Block Grant funds research at the University of Wisconsin to establish a production system for pathogen-free hop rhizomes, initiate variety trialing to identify hop varieties and evaluate health of existing Wisconsin hop yards. On Wisconsin! 10.13SCBG