Hop Online Course Now Available

11-7HopOnlineClassAre you interested in growing hops but not sure where to start? Or are you an experienced hop grower looking for a refresher, or train new employees?  If so, you may be interested in the new online, on-demand course, Hop Production in Midwest and Eastern North America. Developed by the Great Lakes Hops Working Group, this course addresses all aspects of hops production.  Modules include:

  • Industry Overview
  • Hopyard construction
  • Cost of production
  • Stages of production
  • Horticultural practices
  • Disease management
  • Insect management
  • Weed management
  • Beneficial insects
  • Pesticide considerations
  • Harvest
  • Postharvest
  • Marketing

You can preview the first module, the Industry Overview by Rob Sirrine of Michigan State University.  The cost to register for the remaining modules is $50 US. Registration information can be found here.

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