University of Maryland Extension

Hops

Hops

Publications & Presentions | Organizations | University Resources | Local Breweries from Tourism Websites | Other Important Resources

Hops Publications & Presentations:

  • Field Guide For Integrated Pest Management in Hops (2010) - (publication)
    84 page full color handbook addresses the managment of disease, weed and pests.  A cooperative publication produced by Oregon State University, University of Idaho, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, and Washington State University.

  • Hops in Virginia (Presentation pdf)
    Laura Siegle, Amelia County Agriculture Extension Agent

  • New Meadow Bush & Hops Yard 2013 CMREC, Upper Marlboro  (pdf of presentation slideshow)
    The Southern Maryland Fruit Team of the University of Maryland Extension created this beautiful slide show, New Meadow Bush Fruit and Hops Yard containing imagery and resources about the yard located at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The presentation also contains planning charts of the meadow, and many other useful resources for hop producers. The information about hops begins on slide 15.
  • Microbreweries and the New Class 8 Farm Brewery License (Extension Bulletin) 
    This Extension Bulletin contains information about the new Maryland class 8 farm brewery license. Mayhah Suri, Research Assistant, University of Maryland Law Education Initiative

  • Pest Management Guide for Hops (pdf document)
    Diseases: Mizuho Nita, Extension Plant Pathologist, Alson H. Smith Jr. AREC; Insects: Douglas G. Pfeiffer, Fruit Entomologist, Virginia Tech; Weed Management: Jeffrey Derr, Extension Weed Scientist, Hampton Roads AREC

Hops Organizations:

  • American Organic Hop Grower Association (website)
    Dedicated to the promotion of using organic hops, this association works with brewers to ensure their access to sources, and educates organic hop farmers.

  • Maryland Hop Growers Association (Facebook page)
    A non-profit organization in located in Maryland that is dedicated to promote the production of hops for local and home brewries.

  • Old Dominion Hops Cooperative (Website)

    Is an organization of hop farmers in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina who work together, share information, and assist each other in Hops production.


  • The Northeast Hops Alliance (Website) (Facebook page)
    The Northeast Hops Alliance welcomes hops growers, brewers, educators, and supporters to join us in promoting hops as a specialty crop in the Northeast, and to restore hops as the profitable agricultural industry that once thrived in this area for nearly 150 years.

University Resources:

  • Cornell Hops Program:(Website)
    Cornell Cooperative Extension - Madison County Hops Program.  The hops program is to provide support to hops growers through web resources, field meetings, newsletters, consultations, and an annual conference.

  • Hops Production (Website)
    Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center provides resources on Hop production

  • Hops: Virginia Cooperative Extension (Virginia Tech & Virginia State University) (Website)
    This website provides region specific information to hops production.

  • North Carolina Hops Project (Website)
    NC State University Hops and Research and Variety Trial. NC State University's objective is to indentify the best performing hop cultivars in geographic areas and addresses key issues related to nutrition, disease, and pest control. The project will also address local market conditions and production costs.
  • The Ohio State University Hops Research (Website)
    The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Hops Research Program.  The program is focused on production and marketing.

  • Hops Project, University of Vermont (Website)
    Due to the renewed interest and the demand of production of hops in the pacific Northeast. The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soil team has developed an outreach and applied research program called the "Hops Project."

Local Breweries from Tourism Websites:

  • Maryland Breweries                                                           
    Visit Maryland: The Offical Site of State of Maryland Tourism

  • Virginia Breweries                                                 
    Official Tourism website of the commonwealth of Virginia

  • Pennsylvania's Microbreweries                               
    Official Tourism Website of the State of Pennsylvania

  • West Virginia Spirits, Wines & Brews
    West Virginia Division of Tourism

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