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.