Hoppy to be here – IPM Research and Extension in New York Hops Production
The remerging and geographically diverse hops industry in New York is being driven by a popularity of microbrews, home brewing and the buy local food movement. The production of hops in New York is currently, and will continue to be, typically a small operation (0.5 – 10 acres). However, with an estimated gross income between $10,000 between $30,000 an acre, potential losses to pests has many growers searching for the best IPM and/or organic management strategies. Much of the IPM materials that have been developed are suitable for the production strategies and weather conditions of the Pacific Northwest, which vary widely from those, found in the growing regions of New York.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Hops