Tag Archives: Hops pest management

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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Using Ridomil for early season hop downy mildew control

With recent warm weather, hops are starting to emerge in many parts of the province, and growers are thinking about early season downy mildew control.  What follows are some answers to questions we often receive about using Ridomil in Ontario … Continue reading

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Hop Sessions at 2017 OFVC

This year the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be hosting two hop related session on Wednesday, February 22. The first session will begin at 9:30 am in Room 204 of the Scotiabank Convention Centre and features four speakers … Continue reading

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New herbicide registration for hops and herbs (including lavender and basil)

Just in time for the holidays,  the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for Select® and Centurion® Herbicide for control of labeled weeds on some herbs and spices and hops in Canada. Containing the … Continue reading

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Hop 101 Resources

We receive many calls and emails each week from growers interested in producing hops in Ontario.  Earlier this year we participated in a workshop in eastern Ontario and provided an introduction to hop production and pest management. Many basic questions on hop agronomics … Continue reading

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Hop Pruning and Training in Ontario

Hop pruning is the removal of the first shoots in the spring prior to training.  The primary reasons for pruning include disease management (removal of systemically infected shoots) and to ensure uniform shoots with higher yield potential for subsequent training. … Continue reading

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