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Emergency extension for the use of Regalia Maxx biofungicide approved – to combat downey mildew outbreak

Emergency extension for the use of Regalia Maxx biofungicide approved – to combat downey mildew outbreak

The federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved a request by the OMAFRA’s provincial minor use coordinator for emergency use of Regalia Maxx on hops in Ontario, New Brunswick, Quebec and BC to combat downey mildew. The request was made ...

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Harvesting, drying, and processing your hops – some important tips as you prepare for the fall 2015 harvest

Harvesting, drying, and processing your hops – some important tips as you prepare for the fall 2015 harvest

The Northeast Hops News July newsletter, from our hop brethren at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York - is now available and contains important information on pest management, virus testing, harvesting, and much more - many of which is relevant to growers ...

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Hop Research Field Day/Twilight Meeting 23 July, 2015

Hop Research Field Day/Twilight Meeting 23 July, 2015

Date: 23 July, 2015 Location: Simcoe Research Station, 1283 Blueline Road, Simcoe, Ontario Agenda: 4:00-4:10pm: Introductions 4:10-5pm: Cultivar report and downy mildew research update with Dr. Mary Ruth McDonald, Cathy Bakker, Amy Fang Shi (University of Guelph) 5:00-6:00pm: Research hop ...

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Brewers discuss future of Ontario hop industry at OHGA AGM Sat., March 28, 2015 plus OHGA elects new board

Brewers discuss future of Ontario hop industry at OHGA AGM Sat., March 28, 2015 plus OHGA elects new board

Thank you to everyone who attended the Ontario Hop Growers’ Association Annual General Meeting on Sat., March 28, 2015 in Whitby, Ontario. Your new board of directors for the 2015-16 season are as follows: Albert Witteveen Ron Brennan Hugh Brown ...

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OHGA supports OCB initiative to allow breweries to open one off site-store & cross sell each other’s brands

OHGA supports OCB initiative to allow breweries to open one off site-store & cross sell each other’s brands

The Ontario Hop Growers' Association strongly supports an OCB initiative to allow Ontario craft brewers to open at least one off site store along with the ability to sell each other's products (cross sell) in those stores in addition to ...

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Insecticide/Miticide label expanded for control of spider mites on hops

Insecticide/Miticide label expanded for control of  spider mites on hops

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Agri-mek® Insecticide/Miticide for control of spider mites on hops in Canada. Agri-mek® was already labeled for use on some tree fruits, berries, celery, onions and potatoes in Canada. ...

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Online Course Helps Sprayer Operators Improve Efficiency

Online Course Helps Sprayer Operators Improve Efficiency

Sprayers101.ca is a quick and easy way to improve training. PDF (194 KB) Challenge: Sprayer operators want a quick and easy way to find information on improving application effectiveness and efficiency. Solution: Since 2011, hundreds of sprayer operators across Canada ...

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OHGA Meeting with Provincial Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal

OHGA Meeting with Provincial Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal

Mr. Smith goes to Washington, or in this case Queen’s Park. OHGA has some “facetime” with provincial Agriculture Minister, The Honourable Jeff Leal, on Mon., March 2, 2015 to discuss issues and challenges facing the re-emerging hop industry in Ontario. As an ...

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Calling on OHGA members to pre-register for hops research priority workshops – Nov. 29 & Dec. 3, 2014

Calling on OHGA members to pre-register for hops research priority workshops – Nov. 29 & Dec. 3, 2014

Calling all OHGA members, All Ontario hop growers are invited to participate in one of two hop research and service priority setting workshops. The sessions will focus on brainstorming research and service priorities to provide direction on future activities related to the development of the ...

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