Category Archives: Hops Production

Hop Fertility Review and Guidelines for 2018

As we approach the 2018 growing season, questions regarding hop fertility are on the increase.  Looking back on 2017, there are some key fertility messages to be thinking about as we head into this year’s production cycle. With above normal … Continue reading

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Podcast Features Ontario Hops and a Grower’s Perspective of the Local Hop Industry

This week The Grower  is featuring a podcast with Ontario hop grower Kyle Wynette of The Tavistock Hop Company.  During the podcast, Karen Davidson asks Kyle about his thoughts on hop production, marketing, industry challenges, costs for establishment and the use … 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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Hop Rates for 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 growing season. The available advance rate for Ontario growers … Continue reading

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Hop Harvest Timelines in Ontario

By Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist & Alexandria Verkuyl, OMAFRA Summer Horticultural Research Assistant As hop harvest approaches each year, questions arise about harvest timelines for specific cultivars grown in Ontario. Since hops are a re-emerging crop in … Continue reading

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Hop Q&A: What form of nitrogen should I use on my hops in a cold spring?

I’ve had a few discussions about hop fertility planning over the last few days. One question that has come up is about the form of nitrogen to use while fertilizing hops. Typically, granular fertility applications in hop yards will use … 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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