Hoppy together; or, ways you can make bines shine by design

Ohio’s hop industry is growing by leaps and bounds — the crop goes to make craft beer — and this week many of its members are meeting in Columbus.

The Ohio Hop Conference, set for Jan. 9-10, will have sessions for growers on topics such as maximizing yields, managing pests and diseases, sensory traits, harvesting, and drying. The event’s co-sponsors are the Ohio Hop Growers Guild, whose 70-plus members grow a total of more than 50,000 hop plants; Ohio Farm Bureau; and CFAES.

Read about CFAES’s ongoing research in support of the hop industry here. (Photo: Getty Images.)

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