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New Growing Forward 2 Programming Kicks Off In Ontario

New Growing Forward 2 Programming Kicks Off In Ontario

Canada and Ontario Supporting Innovation and Success in Ontario's Agri-food Sector Posted June 26, 2013 by Ministry of Agriculture and Food The governments of Canada and Ontario are working to help Ontario's agri-food industry grow profits, expand markets and manage ...

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2014 Integrated Pest Management Academy, Feb. 18-19

2014 Integrated Pest Management Academy, Feb. 18-19

Michigan State University Extension is pleased to announce the third annual Integrated Pest Management Academy, Feb. 18-19 in East Lansing, Michigan. We are releasing the date early to ensure you all have it on your calendar! Posted Aug. 16, 2013 ...

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Determining When Hops Are Ready To Harvest

Determining When Hops Are Ready To Harvest

A simple equation for calculating alpha and beta acid levels at 10 percent moisture. By: Diane Brown | Michigan State University Extension | Sept. 5, 2013 You’ve spent an entire season nurturing and tending your hops, eagerly waiting for harvest. How ...

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Drying Hops On A Small Scale

Drying Hops On A Small Scale

How to measure moisture levels in hops and determine when they have been dried enough to prevent spoilage. By: Diane Brown | Michigan State University Extension | Sept 16, 2013 While growing hops can be a challenge, properly processing them is even ...

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Post-harvest Hop Yard Management

Post-harvest Hop Yard Management

As growers wrap up hop harvest this season, they can follow these postharvest tips to prepare for next year. By: Erin Lizotte | Michigan State University Extension | Sept. 24, 2013 As the 2013 hop season in Michigan winds down, many ...

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Harvest Time Approaching For Hop Growers

Harvest Time Approaching For Hop Growers

Determining the correct harvest date is a mix of art and science and has a big impact on the quality of the final product. By: Erin Lizotte | Michigan State University Extension | August 23, 2013 Hop harvest in Michigan occurs ...

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Excitement Brewing for Ontario Craft Beers

Excitement Brewing for Ontario Craft Beers

Province Helping Ontario Craft Brewers Create Jobs Posted July 25, 2013 Ontario is providing small craft brewers with renewed support by extending the Ontario Microbrewery Strategy for two more years to help create jobs and expand the industry. Through the ...

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International Bittering What Now?

International Bittering What Now?

By: Chris Washenberger | Beer Graphs | June 17, 2013 IBU, in this hop-heavy world, is a number that is commonly tossed around and even more commonly misunderstood, if grasped at all. International Bittering Units are calculated numbers used to ...

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Selecting the Right Trellis Design

Selecting the Right Trellis Design

Selecting the Right Trellis Design to Grow Great Hops By: Great Lakes Hops | July 21, 2013 Creating the optimal hop yard that produces maximum yields with minimal infrastructure, labor, and inputs is critical to long term success & profitability ...

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Problems With Japanese Beetles?

Problems With Japanese Beetles?

Japanese Beetle Controls & Strategies By: Great Lakes Hops  Photo credit: Bryan Gilles Japanese beetles are proving to be a formidable foe in hop yards located in the Great Lakes region.  The beetles can cause significant damage to hop foliage ...

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