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Commercial crop overview
- Getting started with hops: Webinar Recording
- Challenges and Opportunities for Organic Hop Production in the United States, Agronomy Journal, Volume 103, Issue 6, 2011
Cost of production
- 2016 Enterprise Budgets for hop production (5, 10, 20 acres)
- Michigan Hop Cost of Production MSUE Bulletin 3236
Cultivars and genetics
- Hopyard Construction, Dr. Rob Sirrine, Michigan State University
- Hop Trellising and Budgets, Edward B. Page, Colorado State University
- Building a Hopyard, Roger Rainville, University of Vermont
- Irrigation parts list, University of Vermont Extension
- Trellis Cost Budget, University of Minnesota
- Simple Earth Hops: Hop Trellis Parts List
- Hops Irrigation Best Practices in the Midwest Great Lakes Region, Chris Lattak, Trickl-eez
- Setting Up Irrigation in Your Hopyard, YouTube video by University of Vermont Extension
- Hop Drying and Conditioning, Dr. Val Peacock, Hop Quality Group
- Hop Pellets, Dr. Val Peacock, Hop Quality Group
- Starting up small-scale organic hops production, Robert Sirrine, MSU Extension
- Growing Hops in the Backyard, William Bamka and Ed Dager, Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension
- Growing Hops in New England, Leonard P. Perry, University of Vermont Extension
- Erigging Supply
- Fehr Bros Industries, Inc.
- Growers Supply
- Safeland Industrial Supply, Inc.
- Southern Wire Corporation
- Web Rigging Supply