Research for hops…

…because the ensurance of raw material supply for the brewery industry and the future of German hop farms are of prime importance.


Guidelines on integrated pest management in hop production


With the publication in the Federal Gazette of February 7, 2020, the “Guidelines for Integrated Plant Protection in Hop Cultivation” developed by the Institute for Plant Production and Plant Breeding of the Bavarian State Institute for Agriculture and the Association of German Hop Growers e.V. were included in the national action plan for the sustainable use of plant protection products.

PLEASE NOTE! General Meeting 2020


Dear members,
Due to current developments around the corona virus, the board and management have decided to postpone the general meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 02, 2020. An alternative date will be announced in due time.

Hopfenforschung meets beer experts and hop enthusiasts


Wolnzach/Hüll, 21. Oktober 2019 Last week, eight selected beer bloggers and influencers from all over Germany met in Hüll on Thursday under the motto “Hopfenforschung meets beer experts and hop enthusiasts”.

Miracle Hops

On average, hop grows 10 centimeters a day.
Under favourable conditions it can even grow 35 centimeters a day!

Miracle Hops 2

1516 – the year of the purity law!
Before its issue in the Bavarian town of Ingolstadt, beer had even been spiced, with henbane, roots, soot or chips.

Miracle Hops 2

On one hectare hop, 3600 up to 4500 hop plants are grown on average that can be left in the ground for approximately 50 years.

Miracle Hops 2

Until harvest at the end of August, one vine takes 5000 up to 10000 cones.