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Hops cultivation to be explored at Penn State field day

Stephen Huba
Tribune-Review File
Hops are the flowers of the hop plant Humulus lupulus.

Are you a farmer who is interested in growing hops, one of the chief ingredients in beer?

Penn State Extension is offering a Hops Production Field Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29 at the Barn at Soergel Hollow, 1078 Prospect Road, Evans City, Butler County.

The field day is designed to promote and educate growers on best practices to grow hops and is one of two being held in the state.

Topics will include pest scouting in hopyards; insect, disease and weed management in hopyards; determining when to harvest hops; and herbicide drift in hopyards.

There also will be a research update from Penn State and an opportunity for grower discussion.

The event is free, but registration is required. Lunch will be included. Participants should come dressed for the outdoors.

Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Stephen at 724-850-1280, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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