Richard M. Smith of Florida Hops LLC says the alternative crop gives local growers a niche with multiple harvests and brewers a unique tool for their craft.
Overflow of interest in cultivating the crop locally has produced a need to pore over details and flush out facts.
Research team works nights to expose potential in novel crop protection method.
Scientists in the Sunshine State and beyond seeking to brew up a variety with shorter photoperiod requirements.
Harvest numbers reach new heights for beer’s No. 1 bud.
Versatility of the alternative crop is allowing growers, brewers, and other retailers to crack open new opportunities.
The alternative crop is finding its niche among growers and consumers in the Sunshine State.
Light treatment studies expose potential for significant growth and yield increase of the alternative crop.
New finding shows root-knot nematodes could sap strength from beer crop.
Experiment shines light and turns up the heat on varieties exposed to extended photoperiod and cold storage conditions.
Knowledge about the chemical building blocks of beer key to increasing the quality of product provided to brewers and consumers.
Facing challenges to success in new growth areas, Florida producers are required and ready to adapt again.
Whether it’s venturing into alternative crops or unearthing a new take on an established staple, embrace the possibility of finding success.
The essential ingredient in beer carries with it benefits beyond just bittering and aroma.
Research turning up the heat on comparing plants exposed to various cold periods and others to conditions typical of a Floridian climate.
Marketplace demand is bubbling over for fresh product. Tap into production and management skills sure to serve up success.
Several themes rose above the rest as defining for the Sunshine State’s specialty crop sector.