Kevin Murphy Crop and Soil Sciences

Empty picture place holder

Kevin Murphy

Email

H-Index: 8
The h index is based upon the number of documents and number of citations from Scopus. The h Index considers Scopus articles published after 1995. Learn more here.

Scopus Publication Detail

The publication detail shows the title, authors (with indicators showing other profiled authors), information on the publishing organization, abstract and a link to the article in Scopus. This abstract is what is used to create the fingerprint of the publication.


Challenges and opportunities for organic hop production in the United States

Samuel F. Turner; Chris A. Benedict; Heather Darby; Lori A. Hoagland; Peter Simonson; J. Robert Sirrine; Kevin M. Murphy

(Profiled Authors: Chris Benedict; Kevin Murphy)

Agronomy Journal. 2011;103(6):1645-1654.

Abstract

Hop cones grown on the female plant of the perennial crop (Humulus lupulus L.) are an integral component of the brewing process and provide flavor, bitterness, aroma, and antimicrobial properties to beer. Demand for organically grown hops from consumers via the brewing industry is on the rise; however, due to high N requirements and severe disease, weed, and arthropod pressures, hops are an extremely difficult crop to grow organically. Currently, the majority of the world's organic hops are grown in New Zealand, while other countries, including China, are beginning to increase organic hop production. Land under organic hop production in Washington State, where 75% of the hops in the United States are grown, increased from 1.6 ha to more than 26 ha from 2004 to 2010, and other hop-producing states demonstrate a similar trend. Removing hops from the USDA Organic Exemption list in January 2013 is expected to greatly increase organic hop demand and will require corresponding increases in organic hop hectarage. Current challenges, including weed management, fertility and irrigation management, insect and disease pressures, and novel practices that address these issues will be presented. Here, we discuss current and future research that will potentially impact organic hop production in the United States. © 2011 by the American Society of Agronomy.

Scientific Context

This section shows information related to the publication - computed using the fingerprint of the publication - including related publications, related experts with fingerprints representing significant amounts of overlap between their fingerprint and this publication. The red dots indicate whether those experts or terms appear within the publication, thereby showing potential and actual connections.

Related Publications

Related Topics

Appears in this Publication Appears in this Document

Related Experts

Author of this Publication Author of this Document