Author Archives: Evan Elford

2019 Eastern Ontario Hop Field Day – We Want to Hear From You!

The first 2019 seasonal hop workshop will be taking place on June 18 at the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co., 1915 County Rd. 22, Bath, Ontario (Rain date: June 20 5:30-7:00 pm). OMAFRA specialists Melanie Filotas and Evan Elford will be … Continue reading

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Fertility Guidelines for Haskap Grown in Ontario

There are currently no Ontario fertility recommendations for haskap. The following tables for nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K) and lime applications are guidelines only and are provided for reference based on similar common crops and published research on haskap in … Continue reading

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Herbicide resistance testing available for horticulture growers

Growers struggling with weed control failures now have the option to determine whether it’s due to herbicide resistance. A team of researchers across Canada are offering testing of suspect weeds for resistance.  These links provide more information on the project … Continue reading

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2019 Haskap Field Days & Workshops

Ontario haskap growers may be interested in attending the following 2019 haskap field days and workshops: 1.  5th Annual Honeyberry Workshop, hosted by Lovehoneyberry and Les Petits Fruits du Clocher Orchard

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Haskap Pruning in Ontario

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Pruning is an important part of bushberry management. Like many other bushberry crops, it is important to prune mature haskap plants to increase yields and fruit quality while improving plant vigour and harvesting … Continue reading

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2019 OMAFRA Hop Update

The OMAFRA Hop Update is compiled for the Ontario Hop Growers Association AGM held annually in March.  The Update includes information on markets, acreage, production, industry trends, pest management updates, research updates, etc. The update is typically provided in two … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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