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Hops Production in Maryland: 2017-2018 Hops Trial Growing Season Report and Best Management Practices

This publication details what we have learned from the University of Maryland hops project and includes current production recommendations for growing hops in Maryland. This is a multi-year study and partnership with Flying Dog Brewery that started in 2016.


Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Western Maryland Research and Education Center
This educational meeting will give fruit and vegetable producers a look at several of the ongoing projects at the research facility located in Washington County as well as the opportunity to interact with our researchers and Extension specialists. click here for flyer >>> AGENDA 5:00 p.m...

Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly ( Lycorma delicatula ) is a new invasive pest insect in the Mid-Atlantic. It has the potential to be an important pest on several important crops. It has been detected in several states that border Maryland, but has not yet been detected in Maryland. This publication...

Potato Leaf Hoppers on Hops

I do not usually look at hops very much as only a few farms have them, but they are becoming a bit more common in the last 10 years (Fig. 1). Visiting two farms withy hops I saw marginal leaf damage (Fig. 2) on some leaves (found some thrips too) and then marginal leaf scorch on others (Fig. 3)...
This edition of the newsletter contains information on Blessing of the Combines, Master Gardener Training, Hops Growing and more.More info

Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Western Maryland Research and Education Center
WESTERN MARYLAND REGIONAL FRUIT MEETING PROGRAM FEBRUARY 25, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Western Maryland Research and Education Center (WMREC) 18330 Keedysville Road Keedysville, Maryland 21756 COST: $30.00 per person (Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Handouts) ($40.00 after Feb 18, 2016)...

Hops Hop: Local Hopyard & Brewery Tour

Saturday, May. 23, 2015 (All day)
Multiple Locations in MD and VA
The Mid-Atlantic was once the epicenter of hops production in the United States, and now, with increased interest in craft beers, hops cultivation in the region is enjoying a resurgence. We will be taking a day-long bus tour of breweries and hop yards in Maryland and Virginia. The day will begin...

Hops and Grapes: Growing for Beer and Wine Production

Monday, Sep. 9, 2013 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Stillpoint Farm - Milkhouse Brewary and Black Ankle Vineyards
Hops and Grapes: Growing for Beer and Wine Production Monday, September 9, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm Stillpoint Farm - Milkhouse Brewery : 8253 Dollyhyde Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771 Black Ankle Vineyards : 14463 Black Ankle Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771 Future Harvest CASA Members $30; Nonmembers $40 Includes...
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