An Organic Hops Nursery – Vegetative Propagation as an Alternate Means to Developing a Hop Field

Project Overview

FNE04-513
Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2004: $5,497.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Larry Fisher
Foothill Farm

Annual Reports

Commodities

  • Agronomic: hops

Practices

  • Crop Production: organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, farmer to farmer
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Interest in alternative crops, historic preservation, and microbrewing have raised interest in northeast hop production, but starting a hop farm is very expensive. This project will explore the feasibility of propagating hop plants through vegetative propagation, as opposed to using hop rhizomes, as less expensive alternative when establishing a hop field. Outreach will be through farm tours, a web site, presentations, and publications.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.