Hop research has within
Czech hop cultivation a long tradition and important position.
The beginning of its activity can be shown since 1925, it is the
time when hop station was established.
In 1950 Hop Research
Institute was put into operation. The main objective of it is
not only hop breeding but hop protection against pests and
diseases as well.
Within hop cultivation
technologies Hop Research Institute solved the problematic of
reconstruction to wide-spacing planting of hop stock,
progressive methods in hop cultivation, development in
mechanisation, hops harvesting and processing. A great deal of
attention was devoted to hop breeding of Saaz semi-early red
Breeding work is
contemporary aimed at breeding of new varieties. We are trying
to get new hybrid aroma and bitter hops which could be utilised
in brewing industry.