Nebraska Hops News

2017 Inaugural Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show announcedMay 11, 2016

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is pleased to announce the dates for the First Annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show. The two-day conference will be held Thursday and Friday, Jan. 5-6, 2017, at Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, Neb. Read more at IANR News.

hops on UNL East Campus

Free seminars in MayOctober 14, 2016

The Nebraska Hops team will again be offering a free hops seminar in Lincoln and Scottsbluff in May of 2017 and farm tours of each of the research sites in August 2017. Watch for additional fee-based educational opportunities for those interested in commercial hops production. Please see past seminar presentations and photos at http://agronomy.unl.edu/hops-seminar.

Keenan Amundsen in the east campus hops yard

Hops Informational Seminar held June 30July 14, 2016

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture held a free informational seminar on the production of hops on June 30, 2016 on UNL East Campus. Presented by university researchers, this seminar provided background information on hop growth and development, cultivation, and harvesting, as well as discussion on challenges with the production, handling, and marketing of this crop specific to Nebraska. Please see seminar presentations and photos at http://agronomy.unl.edu/hops-seminar.

Stacy Adams east campus hops yard

Midwest Hop Producers provide assistance for UNL East Campus hop yardJune 15, 2016

A big THANK-YOU to Midwest Hop Producers for providing the labor and materials for our new one-fourth acre hop yard installed at University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus. This 20-foot tall commercial trellis system is a tremendous asset to our research and extension education.

New hops planting completed in a portion of the newly installed hops yard provided by Midwest Hop Producers.  This collection of plants will be used for evaluation of herbicides and other pest monitoring and controls.

“We would like to observe how plants respond to chemical treatments within our environmental conditions,” Associate Professor Stacy Adams said. “Through this planting, controlled applications of various chemicals and fertilizers can be used and observed for their appropriateness in a Nebraska hop yard.”

east campus hops yard

Hops Informational Seminar to be held June 30June 14, 2016

With great interest in the Hops Informational Seminar on June 30, the presentation will still occur at University of Nebraska–Lincoln East campus, but the room has changed to 199 Plant Sciences Hall to accomodate the increase in the number of registrants. This seminar will offer introductory information on common hops and a perspective on its success for commercial production in Nebraska.

For more information and to register for this FREE event go to http://agronomy.unl.edu/hops-seminar.

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hops starter plants

Inaugural Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show announcedMay 11, 2016

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is pleased to announce the dates for the First Annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show. The two-day conference will be held Thursday and Friday, Jan. 5-6, 2017, at Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, Neb. Read more at IANR News.

hops on UNL East Campus

Portable field hops harvester purchasedApril 5, 2016

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture has purchased a portable field hops harvester. This unit is designed with the small grower in mind (under 2 acres) and providing efficient harvesting of cones from the bine in the field. This greatly reduces the amount of bulk by removing the “trash” at the grower’s site. The hop cones can be securely packaged into totes that can be quickly transported to the drying equipment or to a hops handling/buying cooperative. We are excited for the generosity of the University and the equipment provider for their support. Keep an eye for a field demonstration in August or early September!

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