Future agriculture airponics
Hops are normally grown on tall wirework up to 7 metres high. This is not sustainable either economically or environmentally. Low trellis technology has proven successful in reducing both inputs and impact, but requires development of new naturally dwarfing hop varieties acceptable for brewing.
Hop wilt (verticillium nonalfalfae) is a devastating disease of hop that is starting to cause damage in the czech republic. The only solution to this incurable disease is to breed new resistant varieties, which the english have proven successfully but need analytical expertise of the czechs.