01 September 2017
Crop and market update & hop crop 2017 estimate
On August 23rd, the estimate for the Hallertau was announced, meaning that crop 2017 estimates for all German hop growing areas have now been submitted.
A comparison of crop 2016 results with crop 2017 estimates for the main hop growing areas worldwide is enclosed.
As a result of unfavourable weather conditions, especially in the Hallertau during the growing period, we assume that alpha-acid contents will probably be below average.
Unfortunately it is still too early to give exact values.
We will keep you informed about the crop progress.
Simon H. Steiner, Hopfen, GmbH, Mainburg, Germany