Farmers try to develop disease-resistant hops

Farmers try to develop disease-resistant hops

Oregon farmers are working to develop disease-resistant hop varieties with a pot-in-pot system.

"This is the first time hops have been done this way, so we're still learning," said Fred Geschwill, grower who has the "pot-in-pot" facility installed at his farm in Woodburn, Ore.

Generally, hops don't thrive in containers, but plants that show a resistance to the diseases will be planted in the ground at other cooperating farms for further evaluation, said Geschwill.

Read more at Capital Press.

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