Presentation Title

Preliminary Evaluations of Wild Strains and Standard Cultivars of Hops, Humulus Lupulus,in Southern Ohio

University

Shawnee State University

Major

Biology

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Presentation Types

Oral Presentation

Keywords:

Botany, Hops, Crop

Description

Common hops, Humulus lupulus,are an economically valuable crop used as a bittering agent in the production of beer. In recent years, a demand for locally sourced, unique, and robust growing hops has increased due to exponential increase in microbreweries. In order to meet demands for local, disease and pest resistant hops, an emphasis is placed on studying wild varieties in comparison to standard cultivars. Collection and cultivation of both standard varieties and wild isolines are being used to determine and collect morphometric data which may indicate desirable attributes for cultivation and use locally. Preliminary results of plant survival rates show that some of the wild isolines and standard cultivars propagate at similar rates when grown in a controlled setting. Comparisons will be made to predict varieties better suited to grow in Ohio conditions.

Faculty Sponsor Name

Logan Minter

Faculty Sponsor Title

Assistant Professor of Biology

Faculty Sponsor Academic Department

Natural Sciences

Location

LIB 204

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Preliminary Evaluations of Wild Strains and Standard Cultivars of Hops, Humulus Lupulus,in Southern Ohio

LIB 204

Common hops, Humulus lupulus,are an economically valuable crop used as a bittering agent in the production of beer. In recent years, a demand for locally sourced, unique, and robust growing hops has increased due to exponential increase in microbreweries. In order to meet demands for local, disease and pest resistant hops, an emphasis is placed on studying wild varieties in comparison to standard cultivars. Collection and cultivation of both standard varieties and wild isolines are being used to determine and collect morphometric data which may indicate desirable attributes for cultivation and use locally. Preliminary results of plant survival rates show that some of the wild isolines and standard cultivars propagate at similar rates when grown in a controlled setting. Comparisons will be made to predict varieties better suited to grow in Ohio conditions.