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Hops Workshop in Waseca


University of Minnesota (UMN) and Minnesota Hop Growers Association (MHGA) are pleased to offer a Summer 2018 Workshop at the UMN Southern Research and Outreach Center (35838 120th St, Waseca) on August 4th, 2018

Discussion will include new hop varieties from UMN and their future distribution, hop quality with brewer insights, and powdery mildew control and prevention. An on-site tour of UMN’s hop field plots will also take place later in the workshop. Lunch is included in the registration fee. 

Registration is $20 for MHGA members and $40 for non-members. 

Please register online here.

Workshop Agenda

  • 9:00 - 9:30 - Registration - Coffee & snacks will be available.
  • 9:30 - 10:15  - Hop Breeding Research Update
    Charlie Rohwer, UMN
  • 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. – Hop Variety Commercialization Process: Future Prospects for UMN Hop Varieties
    BJ Haun, UMN
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – Post Harvest Factors Affecting Hop Quality
    Dave Buss, Davali Ridge Farm, Waterloo, WI
  • 12:00-1:00 - Lunch
    Included with registration fee.  (vegetarian available upon request)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. –  Powdery Mildew: Scouting, Diagnosis, and Control
    Josh Havill, UMN
  • 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. – Visit UMN Hop Field Plots
  • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Brewer Panel
    Brewer perspective on hop quality, pellet characteristics, packaging.
For more information, contact Shane Bugeja, Extension Educator at 507.304.4325 or sbugeja@umn.edu. 

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