Ecological Issues of Hop Cultivation

Dr. Florian Weihrauch & Team
  • Development of strategies for plant protection in the field of ecological hop production (plant pesticides containing copper and sulphur, Quassia, Neem)
  • Testing of product technical meassures in the field of ecological hop production
  • Use of beneficial insects

Research focuses are, for example:

  • hops and biodiversity
  • Microencapsulated hop extracts as an innovative ecological fungicide for fighting against Peronospora in hop production
  • Control of flea beetle in ecological hop production
  • Use and establishment of predatory mites for sustainable control of spider mites in hop production

For more inforamtion about the work group “ecological questions in hop production” at the Hop Research Center Hüll, please go to: