Author Archives: Melanie Filotas

Continue managing late season downy mildew in hops

As most growers are aware, downy mildew is extremely active in Ontario hops this year due to the ideal conditions for development of the disease.  For new growers, an article on identifying symptoms of this disease can be found in … Continue reading

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Powdery mildew active in Ontario hops

Powdery mildew While downy mildew is still the predominant disease affecting hops in Ontario, it’s not the only disease growers have to worry about.  Over the last week, we have had several reports of powdery mildew in commercial hop yards … Continue reading

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Hops Field Days in July

See below for information about two upcoming OHGA-hosted field days. Growing season is well underway, but there is still time for great learning opportunities.  In conjunction with OMAFRA, the Ontario Hop Growers’ Association is offering two field dates. Western Ontario … Continue reading

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New Food Safety and Traceability Online Courses!

By Jennifer Jarvis, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor, OMAFRA Give your company a competitive edge – take free eLearning courses to learn more about industry best practices and to be more competitive in the marketplace! Access the new Food Safety … Continue reading

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Deadline extended – IPM Training for Hops

The deadline for registration for the IPM Training session for Hops has been extended to Monday, May 15 at 10 am.  A minimum of 10 registrants are required for this session to run.   IPM Training for Hops is scheduled for Tuesday … Continue reading

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IPM Training for Hops

Interested in learning about scouting and integrated pest management in hops?  We have added a hops session to OMAFRA’s IPM Scout Training Series on Tuesday, May 16 from 6-8:30 pm at the OMAFRA-Simcoe Resource Centre.  Details are below.  Due to … Continue reading

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Hazelnut IPM Training – register soon!

Hazelnut growers or industry members interested in attending the Hazelnut Scout Training being offered at the Simcoe Resource Centre next Tuesday, May 9 are encouraged to register soon.  To register, contact the Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.  A minimum … Continue reading

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