Category Archives: Hops Other

‘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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Hop Update: April 3, 2014

As the temperatures  rise and the snow continues to melt, it’s time to start walking the hop yard and keeping an eye on plant growth stages while thinking about some spring management activities. Table 1 provides a summary of hop … 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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OHGA Spring Educational – March 22, 2014

It may not look like spring outside, but planning for the Ontario Hop Growers’ Association’s  annual ‘Spring Educational’  is well underway to usher in the 2014 growing season.  This year the Spring Educational will take place on Saturday, March 22 … Continue reading

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2014 GOHCBC – The Results Are In!

The results are in! The 2014 Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition took place on Wednesday, February 19th at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention in Niagara Falls.  The beer style for 2014 was an American Brown Ale. All brewers and … Continue reading

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