Reminder – Upcoming Hops Workshops

Just a reminder of two upcoming hops field workshops, in particular the deadline to register for the Hops Informal Field Workshop is next Friday, June 17.

Hops Informal Field Workshop  

Pleasant Valley Hops

18683 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier, Prince Edward County, ON

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (Rain date June 23)

4:00 pm—6:30 pm

Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA and Evan Elford, New Crop Development Specialist, OMAFRA

Join OMAFRA specialists Melanie Filotas and Evan Elford for an in-field workshop on seasonal issues in hops. Topics covered will include an overview of scouting hops yards, hands-on identification of key pests present in the hops yard and a discussion of current production challenges of not for the 2016 season.  This is an in-formal workshop with ample time for participants to ask questions on current agronomic and pest management challenges. To register, contact OMAFRA’s Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.  Deadline to register—Friday, June 17.  

Hops Sprayer Optimization Workshop

Heritage Hill Hop Yard and Nursery

1933 Line 2 N, Shanty Bay ON

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 (Rain date:  July 21)

9:00 am – Noon

Jason Deveau, Application Technology Specialist, OMAFRA and Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA

This in-field workshop is intended for sprayer operators or those planning on spraying hops.  Jason Deveau and Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA will talk about the importance of proper spray coverage in hops and discuss what “good” spray coverage looks like in hops. Learn how to calibrate your sprayer and adjust settings to match the height of the plants. To register, contact OMAFRA’s Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.  Deadline to register—Friday, July 15 2016.

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