R&D

New public funding will positively impact the entire hop industry. Pic: ©GettyImages/SarapulSar38

New funding granted to USDA-ARS for hops research

By Beth Newhart

The Brewers Association (BA) announced late last week that a grant of $900,000 has been awarded to the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) for the 2018 fiscal year in support of hops research.

Doctoral student Marie Lawton measures an alcoholic drink made from dairy waste. Pic: Cornell University

Dairy ‘beer’ in the pipeline

By Jim Cornall

Dairy that is fermented and brewed like beer could soon be on tap as Sam Alcaine, assistant professor at Cornell University’s Department of Food Science, turns dairy waste into an alcoholic drink.

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AI to map Australian vineyards

By Rachel Arthur

An agricultural software project has set out to map and identify vineyards in Australian wine regions, with the aim of ultimately providing information about grape health and yields fast and accurately.

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