Stacy Adams UNL Hops Yard
Hops Informational Seminar

Hops Seminar – June 30, 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 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 handouts and presentations below.

Keenan Amundsen UNL Hops Yard


An introduction to common hop production and its use

Welcome – Why the Interest in Hops and…Why Now?

Hops 101 – Stacy Adams, Associate Professor of Practice Horticulture Specialty Crops

  • Description and character
  • Culture
  • Trellising & training
  • Harvest

Hops 101

Site Selection – Charles Shapiro, Professor Soils and Crop Nutrition
  • Environment
  • Topography
  • Soil characteristics

Hops and Soils

Productivity & performance – Keenan Amundsen, Assistant Professor Bioinformatics and Genetics
  • Desirable traits
  • Factors reducing quality
  • Cultivar improvement

Introduction to common hop production

Selling and Entrepreneurship – David Lambe, Associate Professor of Practice Entrepreneurship, Finance and Marketing
  • Product marketing
  • Considerations as a profit venture

Hops in Nebraska

Get an up-close look at hops growing and flowering!

Following the program, you are welcome to walk up to the hobby hops planting, east of the Plant Sciences/Keim Hall complex and adjacent to the hoop greenhouses and learn more.

Stacy Adams UNL Hops Yard
Charles Shapiro UNL Hops Seminar
Dave Lambe UNL Hops Seminar


Stacy Adams


Phone: 402-472-2577