Author Archives: Evan Elford

Hop Harvest Timelines in Ontario

By Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist & Alexandria Verkuyl, OMAFRA Summer Horticultural Research Assistant As hop harvest approaches each year, questions arise about harvest timelines for specific cultivars grown in Ontario. Since hops are a re-emerging crop in … Continue reading

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An Overview of Haskap Cultivar Characteristics

In 2007 the first University of Saskatchewan (USask) haskap (Lonicera caerulea) cultivars were released.  Since then, this specialty berry (also known as honeyberry or edible blue honeysuckle) has been of interest by commercial growers and home gardeners alike. Below is … Continue reading

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Patience Pays for Haskap Flavour

Haskap harvest is underway in Ontario.  For new growers of the crop, a reminder that berry colour is a poor indicator of berry ripeness in this crop.  Being patient and waiting to harvest the crop will pay dividends in flavour…and … Continue reading

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Hop Q&A: What form of nitrogen should I use on my hops in a cold spring?

I’ve had a few discussions about hop fertility planning over the last few days. One question that has come up is about the form of nitrogen to use while fertilizing hops. Typically, granular fertility applications in hop yards will use … Continue reading

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KSU Pawpaw Grafting Workshop, 5 May 2017

The Kentucky State University will be having a pawpaw grafting workshop on 5 May, 2017 at the H.R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm, 1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY, USA. Learn the bark inlay grafting technique for pawpaw with Neal Peterson … Continue reading

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OMAFRA IPM Scout Training Workshops for 2017

Originally posted on ONvegetables:
These workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year. To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300. Planning is underway for scout training workshops for hops, hazelnuts and…

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2017 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation

Originally posted on ONvegetables:
Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program! Have you developed and implemented a unique product or process that helps foster innovation in Ontario’s agriculture and food sector?  If so, you…

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