Tag Archives: Hops pest management

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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Pest Control Products for Ontario Hops 2016

As the growing season approaches, we are starting to get questions about what’s currently registered on hops in Ontario.  A current list for 2016 can be found at the link below.  Note that pesticide registrations are always changing, so be sure … Continue reading

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‘New Directions’ for a Specialty Crop in Ontario: Hops – Part 2

“Hops: a potential niche crop for Ontario” is a three year research project (2013-2015) led by the University of Guelph and funded by OMAFRA’s New Directions Research Program. Below is a summary of presentations and handouts provided during the hops … Continue reading

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