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GOHCBC Half Full – Register Your Team Today!

Due to popular demand, the Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition is back again for the 2018 OFVC! As of today, the competition is over half full of a possible 18 teams of Ontario hop growers and brewers. Please visit the … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for 2018 GOHCBC!

Registration for the 2018 Great Ontario Hopped Craft Beer Competition is now open. This year the beer style chosen for the competition is the Black IPA. The BJCP official Overall Impression cites the Black IPA as …”A beer with the dryness, hop-forward … 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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Continue managing late season downy mildew in hops

As most growers are aware, downy mildew is extremely active in Ontario hops this year due to the ideal conditions for development of the disease.  For new growers, an article on identifying symptoms of this disease can be found in … Continue reading

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Powdery mildew active in Ontario hops

Powdery mildew While downy mildew is still the predominant disease affecting hops in Ontario, it’s not the only disease growers have to worry about.  Over the last week, we have had several reports of powdery mildew in commercial hop yards … Continue reading

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Hops Field Days in July

See below for information about two upcoming OHGA-hosted field days. Growing season is well underway, but there is still time for great learning opportunities.  In conjunction with OMAFRA, the Ontario Hop Growers’ Association is offering two field dates. Western Ontario … Continue reading

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An Overview of Haskap Cultivar Characteristics

In 2007 the first University of Saskatchewan (USask) haskap (Lonicera caerulea) cultivars were released.  Since then, this specialty berry (also known as honeyberry or edible blue honeysuckle) has been of interest by commercial growers and home gardeners alike. Below is … Continue reading

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