Northeast Michigan regional hop report for July 15-23, 2023

Growing conditions are ideal in northeast Michigan.

Hop plants growing on a trellis.
MI Centennial. Photo by 45th Parallel Hops.

Location: Northeast 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)


Fuggle and Mittelfruh are entering cone stage while Cascade, Centennial, Michigan Copper and Mackinac are still in burr stage. Growing degree days (base 50) remain slightly ahead of normal. Pests have been light so far this season aside from a short-lived appearance of rose chafers. Conditions remain relatively dry with low disease pressure.

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