From James D Isleib
MSU Extension Beginning Farmer Webinar Series "Getting started with hops" Date: March 11, 2015 Presenters: Rob Sirrine and Erin Lizotte, MSU Extension educators Interest in growing Michigan hops is increasing. The industry is still small in the state, but growing. People interested in getting started need a good overview of the opportunities and risks involved. This webinar will include an overview by MSU Extension educator Rob Sirrine of the hops industry in Michigan, start-up considerations including land/soil requirements, equipment, labor and materials, costs of establishment and maintenance, management requirements, harvest and processing, and marketing possibilities. MSU Extension Educator Erin Lizotte will present a segment on integrated pest management in hops production including major insect and disease issues.