Location: Forage Seed and Cereal Research UnitTitle: Hop quality factors and grower fertility practices
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/15/2021
Publication Date: 1/22/2021
Citation: Gent, D.H. 2021. Hop quality factors and grower fertility practices. Meeting Abstract. In: American Hop Convention and Winter Meeting of the Hop Research Council; 1/18/21-1/22/21; Virtual.
Interpretive Summary: Fertility management is a central component of crop production. In this presentation, I will present data collected over a seven year period that describes the impact of nitrogen dose, timing, and interactions with sulfur on hop yield, the pest complex on this crop, and cone quality factors. Recommendations for best practices based on this data will be provided.
Technical Abstract: Nitrogen is the nutrient most often deficient in soil and limiting to crop productivity. However, over-use and mistiming of applications may not increase yield and can have negative consequences on certain pest organisms, crop quality factors, and the environment. This presentation summarizes data collected during 2013 to 2020 that quantified the multifaceted impact of nitrogen dose, timing, and interactions of sulfur on hop yield, common pests affecting the crop, and cone quality factors.