Using LED Lights to Manipulate Hops

Abigail Taylor Hops, Top Posts

Shinsuke Agehara, an assistant professor at the University of Florida, is studying how to manipulate hops’ photoperiod with artificial lighting in order to lengthen the daytime in Florida. Agehara spoke about this project at the Fruit Crop Management Short Course in early November. Hops are mostly grown in Northwest states like Washington and Oregon. This…

Hops in the Southeast?

Abigail Taylor Hops, Research, Top Posts

Locally produced beer flavors may be coming to brew near you. By Kevin M. Folta Wine is the deep-purple or pale-yellow liquid that resides in the stemmed, symmetrical glass, swirled and sniffed by those enjoying a solo glass or pairing it with a specific meal. Each type is consistent in broad characteristics, using age-old grape…

Potential Nematode Concern for Florida Hops Growers

Jaci Schreckengost Hops, Top Posts

As Florida growers are looking at possibilities for new crops available to the state, many University of Florida (UF) researchers are beginning to examine what problems growers could face in the future with these crops. Johan Desaeger, a nematologist at UF's Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) in Wimauma, says his research station has…

More Hops Research in Florida

Jaci Schreckengost Hops, Top Posts

Research on hops production in Florida continues to grow, allowing new opportunities for agriculturists and breweries. Brian Pearson, University of Florida assistant professor of landscape, ornamental and protected crop management in the Department of Environmental Horticulture, says his team began researching hops in 2012. Work will potentially continue for another three to four years. "Many…

Florida Breweries Reap the Benefits of Local Hops

Abigail Taylor Hops, Research, Top Posts

Research on hops production in Florida has been on the rise. Hops could be a viable alternative crop for Florida growers. Production of Florida hops could not only benefit growers, but it could also benefit local beer breweries. Desiree Chubb, director of quality assurance at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg, Florida, spoke with AgNet…

Could Hops Be the New “Hot” Crop in Florida?

Kayla Mercer Hops, Top Posts

Jack Rechcigl, director of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC), discussed how Florida-grown hops are becoming increasingly popular amongst Florida microbreweries. Rechcigl explained that a number of microbreweries had asked if hops could be grown in Florida. He said the crop is not normally grown…