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Low Trellis Hops Production & Harvesting System

Currently being developed by TGS under a USDA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from 2018-2020. Modular fiber-reinforced framework allows hops growers to more easily erect a hopyard, lower annual operating costs of stringing and move plants closer to the ground for better pest scouting and management. A trellis-compatible mechanical harvester is being developed to increase harvest and post-harvest efficiencies.