Improving Market Opportunities for North Carolina with Locally Grown Hops through Evaluation of Yield and Quality – Phase/Year II

North Carolina State University
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Open Grants Program
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The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to provide support for a second year of research that will help North Carolina farmers evaluate opportunities to meet the growing demand for locally grown hops, which have the potential to be a high value niche crop in the state. The project will assess the performance of several hop cultivars, identify promising geographic areas for hop production, and analyze key issues related to nutrition and disease and pest control. The project will also undertake an economic analysis, considering things such as local market conditions and production costs to better inform farmers about the potential financial risks and rewards of hop production in North Carolina.

Dr. John Havlin 2701 Sullivan Drive Campus Box 7653 Raleigh, North Carolina 27607 (910) 763-6611
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