2019 Conference Presentations

Introduction to Hop and Barley Production

Introduction to Hop Production - Erin Lizotte and Rob Sirrine, MSU

Introduction to Barley Production - James DeDecker, Ryan Hamilton and Brook Wilke, MSU


Reflections from a Pint Half Full - Scott Graham, Michigan Brewers Guild

Hop Track

Soil and Plant Testing, Fertility Management - John Taberna, Western Labs

Brewer Preference Survey Update - Dr. Trey Malone, MSU

Mite Management in Hops - Dr. Doug Walsh, Washington State University

Disease Research Update - Doug Higgins, MSU

Hop Virus Research Update - Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, MSU

MSU Pathology Update - Dr. Tim Miles, MSU

Nutrient Leaching & Fertility Management - Dan Busby MDARD; Christina Curell, MSU

Barley and Malt Track

MSU Barley Research Update - James DeDecker, MSU

Michigan Barley Quality Update/Trends - Chris Kapp, MSU

Malting Michigan Grains for Function & Flavor - Aaron MacLeod, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage

Winter Barley and Double Crop Soybeans - Dr. Brook Wilke

Growing the Malting Barley Value Chain (Industry Panel) - Ryan Hamilton, MSU; Matt Cunningham, Rustic Brew Farm; Ron Gerstenberger, Sahr Crop Insurance; Eric Richer, Ohio State University; Carl Wagner, C3 Seeds; Gary West, West Acres Farm

Results of the Eastern Spring Barley Nursery Project - Dr. Richard Horsley, North Dakota State University

Nitrogen and Fungicide Management for 2019 Barley - Martin Nagelkirk, MSU

Saturday General Session

Value Chain, Sales and Marketing Panel - Scott Graham, MBG; Trey Malone, MSU; Alec Mull, Founders Brewing Co.; Rose Stahl, Mr. Wizard’s Hops; Jason Warren, MI Local

Sensory Analysis, Hops, and Beer Flavor - Roy Desrochers, Tufts University

MI vs WA Hop Beer - Alex Adams (HGM) and Alec Mull, Founders Brewing Co.

Role of Cover Crops, Soil Health and Nematodes in Hop and Barley Production

 - Dr. George Bird, MSU