Category Archives: Hops Production

Last chance to register for Eastern Hop Field day

The first hop field workshop of 2019 is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 18th at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company in Bath. We currently have not met the minimum registration numbers to run this event.  To avoid cancellation, any growers or … Continue reading

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2019 Eastern Ontario Hop Field Day – We Want to Hear From You!

The first 2019 seasonal hop workshop will be taking place on June 18 at the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co., 1915 County Rd. 22, Bath, Ontario (Rain date: June 20 5:30-7:00 pm). OMAFRA specialists Melanie Filotas and Evan Elford will be … Continue reading

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Additional hop field workshop added for 2019

A third in-field hop workshop is now available for the 2019 season. Hop growers are invited to attend any of the following three field workshops being offered by OMAFRA specialists. To register for any of these sessions, contact the Agriculture … Continue reading

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2019 OMAFRA Hop Update

The OMAFRA Hop Update is compiled for the Ontario Hop Growers Association AGM held annually in March.  The Update includes information on markets, acreage, production, industry trends, pest management updates, research updates, etc. The update is typically provided in two … Continue reading

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Environmental Impacts on Alpha Acid Formation in Hops

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Originally posted: 25 September, 2018 Updated with additional content: 26 September, 2018 Over the last few days I’ve had enquiries from hop growers regarding lower than anticipated alpha acid levels in the 2018 … Continue reading

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Hop Harvest Timelines in Ontario

As we draw closer to the 2018 hop harvest season, grower reports from across the province suggest the crop is anywhere from one week ahead of normal to one week behind normal depending on cultivar and geographic location/growing zone. Here … Continue reading

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Hop Irrigation Watch, June 2018 Update

Over the last 14 days, dry conditions have persisted in South and Central Ontario with minimal precipitation other than isolated showers and thunderstorms in some regions.  Figure 1 shows the 14 day accumulated precipitation for Southern Ontario and Eastern Canada … Continue reading

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