Author Archives: Evan Elford

Hop Harvest Timelines in Ontario

As we draw closer to the 2018 hop harvest season, grower reports from across the province suggest the crop is anywhere from one week ahead of normal to one week behind normal depending on cultivar and geographic location/growing zone. Here … Continue reading

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GOHCBC Filling Up Fast!

After an unprecedented response since competition registration opened last week, the Great Ontario Hopped Craft Beer Competition is now 2/3rds full! The 2019 beer style is New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA). For more information and to register online visit www.onhops.ca!

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2019 GOHCBC Registration Now Open!

Registration is OPEN for the 2019 Great Ontario Hopped Craft Beer Competition! Visit us at our new website www.onhops.ca for rules, style description, and to register online! 18 spots available – First come first served. This year’s beer style is New England … Continue reading

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Hop Irrigation Watch, June 2018 Update

Over the last 14 days, dry conditions have persisted in South and Central Ontario with minimal precipitation other than isolated showers and thunderstorms in some regions.  Figure 1 shows the 14 day accumulated precipitation for Southern Ontario and Eastern Canada … Continue reading

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Hop Leaf Stripping in Ontario

Leaf stripping (removing lower leaves and laterals; Figure 1) to increase air flow is a common cultural practice to manage hops downy mildew (P. humuli). Leaf stripping is performed earlier in Ontario than in other growing regions due to a shorter … Continue reading

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2018 Downy Mildew Control Strategy for Cucumber Crops — ONvegetables

Specialty cucurbit growers may be interested in the following InfoSheet on downy mildew control strategies in cucumber crops written by Elaine Roddy, OMAFRA Vegetable Crops Specialist.  Note that not all products registered on cucumber for downy mildew are registered on all … Continue reading

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Hop Fertility Review and Guidelines for 2018

As we approach the 2018 growing season, questions regarding hop fertility are on the increase.  Looking back on 2017, there are some key fertility messages to be thinking about as we head into this year’s production cycle. With above normal … Continue reading

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