Developing a Sustainable Approach to Hop Production in Northeast

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1995: $5,970.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: hops


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage, cover crops, fertilizers, intercropping
  • Pest Management: mulching - vegetative, weed ecology
  • Soil Management: soil quality/health

    Proposal summary:

    Jonathan Blumberg will develop an environmentally benign and cost-effective method of hop production through a soil improvement and fertilization program, use of legume cover crops and secondary intercrops and efficient hop cultural techniques

    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.