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Fertility Guidelines for Hops Grown in Ontario (updated Spring 2020)

There are currently no Ontario fertility recommendations for hops.  The following tables for lime, nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) applications are guidelines only and are provided for reference based on similar common crops and published research on hops … Continue reading

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Ontario Hops Online Lunch and Learn – Thursday April 23 at Noon

OMAFRA Hop Industry Update and Discussion Thursday, April 23rd, noon – 1 pm Join OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas this Thursday, April 23 at noon for an online Zoom discussion hosted by the Ontario Hop Growers Association. Evan … Continue reading

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Where in Ontario can you grow sweet potatoes? Commercial production of a tropical crop in the great white north

The sweet potato is a tropical plant native to Central and South America, with most commercial production occurring in warm regions with very long frost free periods.  Given this, many people are surprised to learn that sweet potatoes are commercially … Continue reading

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Haskap Pruning Basics

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Please click here for a printable version of this article. Pruning is an important part of bushberry management. Like many other bushberry crops, it is important to prune mature haskap plants to increase … Continue reading

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Diagnostics from a Distance: 5 tips on how to get the answers you need

The following article was written by Dr. Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist and Dr. Chevonne Dayboll, Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist with OMAFRA. Although written for a greenhouse-based industry, the same principles apply for field-grown crops. The only difference is for … Continue reading

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Updated OMAFRA Crop Protection Guides Available

The following updated crop protection and production guides are available for download and/or print. Many of these will be applicable to specialty crop growers as well.

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