Grand Rapids regional hop report for July 15-23, 2023

Hop cones are appearing in the Grand Rapids region.

Hop plants growing on a trellis.
MI Copper. Photo by Taylor Hops.

Location: Grand Rapids region, Michigan

Michigan Map with a circle designating the region for this report.

Bar graph that indicates the temperature, soil moisture, growth, disease pressure and insect pressure this season compared to a “normal” season.

US Drought Monitor Map that shows the intensity of drought across Michigan.

Precipitation graph by month showing April, May, June 2023 compared to 2022 and long term average

Daily temperature chart from March 1-July 23, 2023 with average low and high temperatures.

Accumulated Growing Degree Day Chart that shows accumulated growing degree days (Base 50) compared to highest, lowest, and normal (April 1- July 23, 2023)


Growth has been optimal this season despite the moderate drought in the Grand Rapids region. Growing degree days (base 50) are average for this time of year. Plants are in cone stage for most varieties. Growers are scouting for mites. Disease pressure remain light. Yield estimates are above average.

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