Tag Archives: Cultural management

Haskap Pruning in Ontario

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Pruning is an important part of bushberry management. Like many other bushberry crops, it is important to prune mature haskap plants to increase yields and fruit quality while improving plant vigour and harvesting … Continue reading

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Hop Leaf Stripping in Ontario

Leaf stripping (removing lower leaves and laterals; Figure 1)┬áto increase air flow is a common cultural practice to manage hops downy mildew (P. humuli). Leaf stripping is performed earlier in Ontario than in other growing regions due to a shorter … Continue reading

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Can you see the difference? ‘Under Cover’ Hops.

With the cooler spring temperatures this year, we decided to cover a few hop hills with row-cover to see if it would advance the hop plants in the OMAF and MRA Herb Demonstration Garden at the Simcoe Research Station. Applying … Continue reading

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