Tag Archives: Irrigation

Environmental Impacts on Alpha Acid Formation in Hops

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Originally posted: 25 September, 2018 Updated with additional content: 26 September, 2018 Over the last few days I’ve had enquiries from hop growers regarding lower than anticipated alpha acid levels in the 2018 … Continue reading

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Irrigation Water Quality and Mitigating Food Safety Risks

By Rebecca Shortt, Kathryn Carter, and Danielle Visschedyk, OMAFRA Irrigation water can contain pathogens, microorganisms that cause illness or death in humans.  Every time contaminated water comes in direct contact with fruit or vegetables, there is a risk that these … Continue reading

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Hop Irrigation Watch, June 2018 Update

Over the last 14 days, dry conditions have persisted in South and Central Ontario with minimal precipitation other than isolated showers and thunderstorms in some regions.  Figure 1 shows the 14 day accumulated precipitation for Southern Ontario and Eastern Canada … Continue reading

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How much water do my hazelnut trees require?

By Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA Engineer Hazelnut trees in maturing orchards can survive moderate periods of drought but this doesn’t mean they will be productive.  Are you concerned about providing a heathy start at tree planting and during establishment?  Nut fill? … 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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Ginseng Crop Update – August 19, 2016

The hot and dry weather in early August has resulted in a number of issues in ginseng gardens. These issues include poor berry development, premature senescence, discolouring of leaves due to various root diseases and probably poor root growth. Recent … Continue reading

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Lavender Fertility and Irrigation Workshop – August 23

Lavender Ontario is hosting a Fertility and Irrigation Workshop on Tuesday, August 23 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Apple Hill Lavender, 1795 Windham Rd. 11, Windham Centre.  To register for this workshop, follow this link: https://mpilon.wufoo.com/forms/qxumboi1gzgq5q/ 

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