“Hops: a potential niche crop for Ontario” is a three year research project (2013-2015) led by the University of Guelph and funded by OMAFRA’s New Directions Research Program.
Below is a summary of presentations and handouts provided during the hops research twilight meeting in August 2015 at the Simcoe Research Station:
- Project Background (Evan Elford, OMAFRA)
- Field Research Plot Plan and 2015 Treatments (handout)
- Hop Cultivar Evaluation (Cathy Bakker, University of Guelph)
- Research on Hop Downy Mildew in Ontario: Is it related to cucumber downy mildew? (Dr. Mary Ruth McDonald, University of Guelph)
- Research Update on Hop Downy Mildew and Cone Diseases (Amy Fang Shi, University of Guelph)
- Frost Management Trial Update (Evan Elford, OMAFRA)
- Hops: A Market Update for Ontario (Elliott Currie, University of Guelph)
Part 1 of this posting, including information by growing year, can be found at the following link: https://onspecialtycrops.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/new-directions-for-a-specialty-crop-in-ontario-hops/
A final summary of project results will be posted this winter after the 2015 season data has been analysed.