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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Hop Cultivars and Breeding

Authors
item Henning, John
item Pethybridge, Sarah - UNIV TASMANIA AUSTRALIA
item Gent, David

Submitted to: Compendium on Hop Diseases and Pests
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 2008
Publication Date: May 15, 2009
Citation: Henning, J.A., Pethybridge, S.J., Gent, D.H. 2009. Hop Cultivars and Breeding. In: Mahaffee, W.F., Pethybridge, S.J., Gent, D.H., editors. Compendium on Hop Diseases and Pests. St. Paul, MN: APS Press. p. 11-13.

Interpretive Summary: Pest management decision making in hops varies among cultivars. Historically, the primary objective of hop breeding programs has been to increase the yield or characteristics associated with either bittering (high alpha-acids) or aroma (unique volatile oil profiles) cultivars. Other factors considered during breeding are resistance to diseases and arthropod pests, cone structure and color, and a variety of agronomic characteristics. This chapter presents an overview of the history of hop cultivar development, modern approaches to hop breeding, and attributes of hop cultivars with special attention to reactions to some of the most important diseases of hop.

Technical Abstract: Pest management decision making in hops varies among cultivars. Historically, the primary objective of hop breeding programs has been to increase the yield or characteristics associated with either bittering (high alpha-acids) or aroma (unique volatile oil profiles) cultivars. Other factors considered during breeding are resistance to diseases and arthropod pests, cone structure and color, and a variety of agronomic characteristics. This chapter presents an overview of the history of hop cultivar development, modern approaches to hop breeding, and attributes of hop cultivars with special attention to reactions to some of the most important diseases of hop.

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