Author Archives: Melanie Filotas

Update – Hop IPM Training

The Hop IPM Training scheduled for today, Monday May 7, 6:30-9 pm, has been cancelled due to low registration.  We will be offering two in-field hop events during the month of June.  Date and location will be posted on this … Continue reading

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Final Reminder – Hop IPM Training next Monday

Hop growers or industry members interested in attending the Hop IPM Training next Monday are encouraged to register soon.  A minimum of 10 registrants are required for this session to run. IPM Training for Hops will be held on Monday May 7 from 6:30-9:00 pm at … Continue reading

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Final Reminder – Hazelnut IPM Training this Wendesday!

Hazelnut growers or industry members interested in attending the Hazelnut Scout Training being offered at the Simcoe Resource Centre this Wednesday, May 2 are encouraged to register soon.  A minimum of 10 registrants for the IPM session are required for … Continue reading

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Register now! IPM Training for Hazelnuts, Hops and Ginseng

OMAFRA’s FREE integrated pest managment training workshops begin this week and run over the next few weeks.  A full list of workshops is included below, and include a number that are relevant to specialty crop growers.  Scout training kicks off … Continue reading

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Hop IPM flip guide available at select OMAFRA Resource Centres – while quantities last!

The Hop scouting pocket guide for the US Upper Midwest and Northwest and Eastern Canada is a quick reference to the main pests of hops in these areas.  It contains pest descriptions, growth stage guide and scouting calendar with relevant … Continue reading

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Free Agri-food Courses to Grow Your Business

from Jenny Huynh, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Officer, OMAFRA: Are you interested in developing a strong business and growing your success? Sign up for free agri-food online courses and — for a limited time — free in-person workshops. Take advantage … Continue reading

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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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