Industry Donors Help Cultivate Emerging Florida Crops

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Research, Specialty Crops

About five years ago, University of Florida environmental horticulture assistant professor Brian Pearson started growing hops in his backyard. Finding success, he and two other UF researchers are exploring whether they can grow the crop for commercial use to help Florida’s micro-brewing industry. With the help of grants and private financial and in-kind donations, Pearson and UF Institute of Food …