Climate Challenges and Pest Problems: The Brewing Crisis in Hop Production and the Emerging Promise of Indoor Farming
Navigating Unpredictable Weather and Pest Infestations: The Role of Indoor Vertical Farming in Ensuring the Future of the Brewing Industry
Welcome to the first day of summer—a season often marked by longer, sun-drenched days, backyard barbecues, and the enjoyment of refreshing, locally brewed beers. Yet, climate change and pest infestations are increasingly threatening global hop production, which could further contribute to rising beer prices. As traditional hop farming faces these adversities, innovative solutions such as indoor vertical farming emerge.
This approach offers a shield against environmental challenges, a potential increase in yield, and a chance to stabilize prices. Nevertheless, there are still some challenges when scaling such a system, as the hops would be pretty expensive.
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