Category Archives: Hops Other

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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Two Hoppy Days Planned for 2018 OFVC

As hop production  continues to expand across Ontario, more and more, growers are looking for information to increase their product quality through better management practices and marketing opportunities.  Many enquiries by interested growers focus on the potential of growing hops organically. … Continue reading

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‘New Directions’ for a Specialty Crop in Ontario: Hops – Part 2

“Hops: a potential niche crop for Ontario” is a three year research project (2013-2015) led by the University of Guelph and funded by OMAFRA’s New Directions Research Program. Below is a summary of presentations and handouts provided during the hops … Continue reading

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Analytical Analysis of Ontario Hops: New Directions Research Update

Information on the analytical components of hops such as alpha acids (Cohumulone and Adhumulone + Humulone) and beta acids (Colupulone and Adlupulone + Lupulone) are an important part of marketing hops to brewers who rely on these figures when adjusting … Continue reading

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Pristine WG Fungicide now registered on hops in Canada

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Pristine® Fungicide for suppression of downy mildew and control of powdery mildew in conventional hops production in Canada. Pristine® Fungicide was already labeled for management … Continue reading

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Growing Hops in Ontario: Ontario Hop Trial Update

A summary of data collected from the Ontario hop trial was presented in the poster session at the 2014 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC).  The information is a summary of marketing and agronomic data collected during the 2013 growing … Continue reading

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New sprayer resource available

Growing or thinking of growing hops, tree nuts, specialty berries or fruit or any other crop that may require an airblast sprayer to apply pesticides, foliar nutrients or other products? If so, you should take a look at Airblast 101, … Continue reading

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