Category Archives: Hops Pest Management

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Hops IPM Training this Friday

Just a reminder that a Hops IPM training session will be held this Friday, April 8th from 1 to 3:30 pm at the Woodstock-OMAFRA Resource Centre.  Anyone interested in attending is asked to pre-register, as there are limited spots available in … Continue reading

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Pest Control Products for Ontario Hops 2016

As the growing season approaches, we are starting to get questions about what’s currently registered on hops in Ontario.  A current list for 2016 can be found at the link below.  Note that pesticide registrations are always changing, so be sure … Continue reading

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