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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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