Category Archives: Hops Pest Management

Using Ridomil for early season hop downy mildew control

With recent warm weather, hops are starting to emerge in many parts of the province, and growers are thinking about early season downy mildew control.  What follows are some answers to questions we often receive about using Ridomil in Ontario … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Pest Management | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Pest Control Products for Hops 2017

Hot off the press is the updated list of pest control products registered for use on hops in Ontario for 2017.  The full list can be found by clicking on the link below.  New products this year include the insecticide … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Pest Management | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New herbicide registration for hops and herbs (including lavender and basil)

Just in time for the holidays,  the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Select® and Centurion® Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on some herbs and spices and hops in Canada. Containing the … Continue reading

Posted in Culinary, Herbs, Hops, Hops Pest Management, Lavender, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hop 101 Resources

We receive many calls and emails each week from growers interested in producing hops in Ontario.  Earlier this year we participated in a workshop in eastern Ontario and provided an introduction to hop production and pest management. Many basic questions on hop agronomics … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Pest Management, Hops Production, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Updated Hops Pest Control Products List

A number of new products have been registered on hops since I posted the 2016 Pest Control Product list to this blog last March.  I’ve updated the list to reflect these new products and posted it here. Hops Pesticides 2016 … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Pest Management, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Reminder – July 20 Hops Sprayer Optimization Workshop

Achieving good coverage on a rapidly growing plant like hops can be a challenge, but poor coverage can dramatically reduce the effectiveness of pest control products, both conventional and organic.  Hop growers interested in improving their spray coverage are encouraged … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Meetings, Hops Pest Management, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Hop Pruning and Training in Ontario

Hop pruning is the removal of the first shoots in the spring prior to training.  The primary reasons for pruning include disease management (removal of systemically infected shoots) and to ensure uniform shoots with higher yield potential for subsequent training. … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Pest Management, Hops Production, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment