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

Last Updated on January 19, 2022 by Tennille Herron

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

Posted: September 11, 2020

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Edis Update, Hops, Humulus Lupulus, Huo, Micropropagation, Pearson, Research Update, Tissue Culture

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