Shaun Townsend

Associate Professor, Senior Research
townsenm [at] oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-5099

Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 247

3050 SW Campus Way

3050 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

The Aroma Hop Breeding Program is tasked with developing new hop cultivars, adapted for Oregon growing conditions, with a focus on essential oil quality. This program interacts closely with Dr. Tom Shellhammer's program in the Food Science & Technology Department to characterize the chemical profile of breeding selections, evaluate new techniques for evaluating the brewing potential of experimental genotypes, and to explore the role agronomic management might play in essential oil quantity and quality. This program also works closely with Dr. John Henning, USDA-ARS Hop Geneticist, to identify and adapt new molecular biology technologies to hop breeding. 'STRATA' hop is the first release from the program, and other new aroma hop cultivars that appeal to the craft beer industry will be available for Oregon hop growers in the future.

Profile Field Tabs

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Crop and Soil Science
Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for the Crop and Soil Science Department
Student(s): 
Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

Loves guitar, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, being on the water, and woodworking

My Publications

2011

Book Chapter

M. S. Townsend, American Hops, History, in Companion to Beer., Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011.
M. S. Townsend and Henning, J. A., Ancestry and Genetic Variation in Hop Development, in Hop Flavor and Aroma, Proc. 1st Int. Brew. Symp., Master Brew. Assoc. of America, 2011.
T. Shellhammer and Townsend, M. S., Aphids, in Companion to Beer, Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011.
C. Holliland and Townsend, M. S., Bere (barley), in Companion to Beer, Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011.
M. S. Townsend, Brewer's Gold (hop), in Companion to Beer, Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011.
M. S. Townsend, Bullion (hop), in Companion to Beer, Oxford University Press Inc., 2011.
M. S. Townsend, Comet (hop), in Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011.
M. S. Townsend, Fuggle (hop), in Companion to Beer, Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011.

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