Hop growers in the Czech Republic started in the end of March the spring operations in the hop fields for the 2020 season.

The spring operations are starting with pruning, stringing and will be finishing with hop training in the beginning of May. The individual operations are spread in time depending on varieties, plant age and hop field location.

Despite the fact that the current situation has complicated the availability of seasonal labour for spring works, it now seems that the growers managed to secure seasonal labour from alternative sources for the individual operations. It is necessary to appreciate the work of the Hop Growers Union of the Czech Republic on this issue as well as interest of official authorities and Czech brewers, e.g. Pilsner Urquell and Czech beer and malt association. We would like to wish brewers as well as hop growers so that the situation with beer consumption returns to normal with this nearly summer weather as soon as possible.

You can follow the spring operations in the Czech hop fields on our Instagram account – bohemiahop_official – #bohemiahop