Hops Session at 2019 OFVC

This year the Hops Session at the 2019 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention will focus on hop cone quality.

Hop quality is influenced by many practices from in-field cultural management through post-harvest processing and storage.  We invite you to come and learn more and join the discussion.

Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Location: Ballroom C, Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario

Hops Session Speaker Schedule:
9:30 am: Environmental Impacts on Hop Cone Quality, Evan Elford, OMAFRA

10:00 am: Pest Management and Cone Quality, Dr. Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA

10:30 am:  Post-harvest Methods for Optimal Cone Quality, Alex Adams, Cedar Hop Farm, Harmony Agricultural Services, and Processing Consultant, MILocal Hops, USA

11:00 am: Ontario Processor Perspectives: What Do We Need to Do to Improve Cone Quality? Hop Processor Panel Discussion: Brandon Bickle, Valley Hops; Nicolas Schaut, Bighead Hops; Scott Hayhoe, Hayhoe Hops; and with input from Curtis VanQuaethem, VQH Farms & Kinglake Farms and Kyle Wynette, Tavistock Hops Company

For more information and to register online please visit the OFVC website at http://www.ofvc.ca

The Hops Session will be followed by the 7th annual Great Ontario Hops Craft Beer Competition from 2-4pm in Ballroom C: http://www.onhops.ca

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