U of G plant agriculture researchers are starting a hops library

An initiative by the Department of Plant Agriculture to compile, save and efficiently distribute important Canadian hop varieties was featured in the National Post Dec. 15. Prof. Praveen Saxena said the team aims to create a genetic library to propagate on demand high-quality hops for brewing beer. Saxena and his colleagues will produce clones of cultivars by growing plant parts in a sterile and controlled environment.