The Hop Research Council’s primary objective is to fund hop research. Each April the HRC issues a Request for Proposals. The proposals are reviewed at the Summer Meeting and then a final funding decision is made at the Winter Meeting. During our 2019 winter meeting the HRC membership developed a detailed list of research priorities for 2019. This document is listed below and can be used by researchers to help develop RFP's that address issues of importance to the HRC membership.
In 2020, the HRC funded 13 research projects that meet the research goals of our diverse membership. For a complete list of the projects funded in 2020, please see the attachment below.
If you are interested in applying for funding from the council, our FY2020 RFP is available below under 'Download Additional Information'. Also below is our research priority list, which was established via a survey of our membership in January, 2018. This survey was expanded and additional detail on specific objectives was developed by our membership in January, 2019. It is suggested that all researchers read through both documents prior to applying for research funding.
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- Research Reports & Presentations (Members Only)
- Breeding & Hop Genetics
- Chemistry & Brewing
- Pathology, Entomology and Virology
- Hop Quality
- Agronomy/Soil Science
- 2020 Research Projects List & Poster Abstracts
- Grower Resources