Category Archives: Hops

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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2019 Hops Workshops

Hop growers are invited to attend the following training workshops being offered  by OMAFRA specialists during the 2019 field season. Hop Integrated Pest Management Training Date: Thursday April 4 2019, 6-8:30 pm Location: Simcoe-OMAFRA Resource Centre Auditorium or online through … 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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Presidio Fungicide Registered for Basil, Hops and Edible-Podded Beans

By: J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Presidio Fungicide for control of downy mildew on field and greenhouse basil and downy mildew of hops, and … Continue reading

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Environmental Impacts on Alpha Acid Formation in Hops

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Originally posted: 25 September, 2018 Updated with additional content: 26 September, 2018 Over the last few days I’ve had enquiries from hop growers regarding lower than anticipated alpha acid levels in the 2018 … Continue reading

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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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