Category Archives: Hops Other

Hop Rates for 2020-2021 Advanced Payments Program and Other Programs Available for Ontario Hop Growers

Advanced Payments Program Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Advanced Payment Program (AAP), delivered by the Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) in Ontario, has released the list of rates for storage crops (including hops) for the 2020-2021 growing season. The available advance rate … Continue reading

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And the 2020 ONHops BrewOff winners are…

Congratulations to the 2020 ONHops BrewOff winners: 1st Place: Great Lakes Brewery & VQH Farms 2nd Place: Steel Wheel Brewery & The Bickle Farm – Valley Hops 3rd Place: Concession Road Brewing Co & McConkey Farms Hop Company This year’s … 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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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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