Category Archives: Hops Production

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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How Long Do I Run My Drip Lines?

By Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA This blog post will show the 2 steps to roughly calculate how long to run a drip system. First calculate the plant water demand.  This was shown in my post from last week. … Continue reading

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#HopNutrientDemo Update 2

It’s been about four weeks since we started the Hop Nutrient Deficiency Demonstration project. If you remember, the demo has two hop cultivars (Cascade and Willamette), one plant each undergoing one of 9 fertility regimes (distilled water, complete nutrient solution, -N, -P, -K, … Continue reading

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Is that a Nutrient Deficiency in my Hops?

We invite you to follow us this year as we attempt to induce various nutrient deficiencies in hops.  Currently, resources for identifying nutrient deficiency in hops are fairly limited and the resources that are available typically have poor quality photos and … 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 Added to the Advanced Payments Program

Good news for Ontario hop growers – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Advanced Payment Program (AAP), delivered by the Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) in Ontario, has recently added hops to their list of storage crops available under the loan program for … 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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