Late Season Disease Management and its Effect on Michigan Hop and Barley Crop Quality

Research Date
Martin Chilvers
Pest Management
Crop Categories
Barley, Hops
Beverage Categories

The craft beer industry is a critical part of Michigan’s economy, just in direct contributions alone, this industry accounts for over 5,000 jobs has 2,598 million dollars in economic output and there are 400 craft breweries within the state of Michigan. The two major components of craft beer, barley and hop are grown in the state, but each crop suffers from late season diseases that affect quality. This project focused on improving late season disease management to maximize crop quality of both barley and hops for both Michigan industries.

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