Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. US Central Time
Presenter: Josh Havill, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
At the turn of the twentieth century, hop production in the Midwest was declining due to disease and was finally driven away due to prohibition. More recently, hops in the Midwest have made a renaissance due to the burgeoning craft beer industry. Keeping these two factors in mind, research at the University of Minnesota has been primarily focused on delivering sustainable disease management practices to commercial growers while working on developing varieties adapted to the unique climate of the Midwest. To do this, researchers have been evaluating native hops as a source for disease resistance and local adaptation.