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.


Personnel support for Plant Protection in Hop Growing


Personnel support for Plant Protection in Hop Growing in the Regulation of Plant Passport in Hops (Citrus Bark Cracking Viroid, Verticillium-wilt)

For the growing challenges in hop cultivation due to the Citrus Bark Cracking Viroid (CBCVd), as well as the increasing demands on field hygiene, Florian Weiß has been hired at the Hop Research Institute Huell for a newly created position in the working group Plant Protection in Hop Cultivation as of November 25, 2021.

Drip Irrigation and Fertigation for Hops


Ensuring a regulated water supply as well as a balanced and needs-based nutrition of the hop plant for healthy growth to achieve optimum yields and qualities is becoming increasingly important in view of climate change.

General Meeting 2021 – Press release


Wolnzach/Hüll, March 24, 2021 The General Meeting of the Society for Hop Research (GfH) takes place every year at the start of the new hop season. Due to the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic, the meeting had to be held virtually this year.
In close cooperation with the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture, practical research is carried out at the Hop Research Center in Hüll and work is done on securing the future of Germany as a hop-growing location.

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.