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EDIS Update: LED Light Increases Leaf Area and Root Length of Humulus lupulus (var. Tettnanger) In Vitro

Humulus lupulus, or hops, are most commonly known for their role in the production of beer. While a majority hops produced in the United States is in the Northwest, hops have potential as a specialty crop in Florida.

Commercial propagation of hops has traditionally been conducted using vegetative cutting techniques, but micropropogation techniques, such as tissue culture, present new opportunities for horticulturalists.

This EDIS publication focuses on the in-vitro production of Humulus lupulus and the use of LED lights to increase leaf area and root length.

For more information, visit #ENH1319, LED light increases leaf area and root length of Humulus lupuus (var. Tetttnanger) in-vitro.

Hops growing on a vine. Photo credit: Angela Colonna, UF/IFAS