Hop Production 201 - Beyond the Basics

Date: August 6, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) 1791 Hillandale Rd. Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact: Diane Brown, rytlews1@anr.msu.edu, 1-269-944-4126

UPDATE: This class if full and is no longer accepting new registrants.

The Hops Production 201 workshop at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor on August 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. is the perfect complement to the MSUE hops field and grower tour in Traverse City on August 9, 2013.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Heather Darby, University of Vermont, who has been leading a USDA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative grant for hops in partnership with Washington State University, Colorado State University, and Michigan State University since 2009.

Topics to be covered at the workshop in Southwest Michigan include:

  • How Not to Grow Hops! Everything You Need to Know So You Don't Screw It Up - Heather Darby, University of Vermont
  • Beyond ‘Cascade’- hop varieties we should be considering for Michigan - Lynne Kemme
  • Great Lakes Hops; Tracking irrigation - how much water is enough? - Ron Goldy, MSUE
  • Pest scouting in your hopyard - Erin Lizotte, MSUE
  • Pesticides registered for hops in Michigan - Diane Brown, MSUE
  • Hop cost of production estimates for new growers - Rob Sirrine, MSUE
  • Constructing hop pickers, dryers and balers for small scale operations - Heather Darby, University of Vermont

Registration fee: $45/person (includes lunch, refreshments, handouts)

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