Category Archives: Hops Other

Hop IPM flip guide available at select OMAFRA Resource Centres – while quantities last!

The Hop scouting pocket guide for the US Upper Midwest and Northwest and Eastern Canada is a quick reference to the main pests of hops in these areas.  It contains pest descriptions, growth stage guide and scouting calendar with relevant … 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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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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