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

Healthy crop load in southeast Michigan.

Hop plants growing on a trellis.
MI Chinook. Photo by Mr. Wizard Hops.

Location: Southeast 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)


Cones, cones and more cones! Much needed rainfall has improved growing conditions. Disease and insect pressure has been light through most of the season, although mites and Japanese beetles are apparent. Crop load appears to be above average.

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