Winter Sale of Virus-tested Hops Begins
The Clean Plant Center Northwest (CPCNW) for Hops will make available a limited quantity of virus-tested propagative hop material in February 2014. Deadline is January 15, 2014. Please see details prior to submitting requests. Available cultivars are listed on the Hop Plant Material Request form. Payment in full and a signed Sales Agreement are required prior to delivery.
Please note: Due to growing industry demand, quantities are very limited. After the January 15 deadline, CPCNW will determine allocations and send a final invoice to requesters via email. Plants may be picked up at CPCNW in Prosser, Washington, or will be shipped at customer's expense.
CPCNW-Hops distributes virus-tested propagative material twice a year. Unrooted green cuttings will be offered starting in June. Please see the list of all hop cultivars currently in the hop clean-up program for planning purposes.
January 7 deadline for 2014 Hop Clean-up Nominations
The National Clean Plant Network for Hops (NCPN-Hop) is currently accepting nominations for possible introduction to the virus clean-up program in 2014.
Please note: due to the uncertainty of new Farm Bill funding for NCPN, the number of additional varieties may be severly limited. Final selection will be based on the availabily of funding and prioritization by the NCPN-Hop Governing Board.
Two documents are provided for using submitting nominations:
Hop Nomination Form: if you wish to nominate a variety or hop selection to be cleaned up, please submit the completed form per its instructions. To be given full consideration, please ensure all questions are answered.
Hop Program Status: please refer to this list before submitting any nominations. The list provides up-to-date information on the varieties that have already been cleaned up, or are currently underway in the program.
The New Hop Revolution: Secrets of Hop Breeding Revealed
The NCPN-Hop program at WSU-Prosser is just one of the links in the chain of developing new hop varieties. Read the entire article in the October/November 2013 issue of Northwest Brewing News at