Hops workshop scheduled for July 22

Hops workshop scheduled for July 22

Hop bines growing at Midwest Hop Producers' hops yard in Plattsmouth. A hops workshop will be held at the growing site on July 22.
Hop bines growing at Midwest Hop Producers' hops yard in Plattsmouth. A hops workshop will be held at the growing site on July 22.

Registration is open for the Hops Field Day and Scouting Workshop, which is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 22 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

The workshop, organized by Nebraska Extension and the Midwest Hop Producers, will feature speakers from University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers as well as local growers and brewers. Topics include hop yard design, irrigation, major pests and diseases, and weed management. Hands on in-field scouting, harvesting equipment displays and an update on hop-growing efforts statewide will also be featured.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in hop production, from farmers seeking a new, high-value specialty crop to home brewers. Registration is available online. Cost is $150 per person and includes lunch, hand lens and field book.

The workshop will be held rain or shine at the Nebraska Hops Yard, 18003 Club View Dr., in Plattsmouth.

For more information about the Nebraska hops program or the workshop, contact Kate Kreuser at katie.kreuser@unl.edu or 402-267-2205.