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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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Natural Enemies

Natural Enemies

Natural Enemies Workshop Presented By OMAF and MRA By: Sean Westerveld Learn about the natural enemies of crop pests, from predators to parasites to pathogens.  What do they do?  How can you find and identify them?  How can you protect them ...

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Adventures In Agriculture

Adventures In Agriculture

Hillier grower seeks to expand upon County heritage supplier to beer makers By: Rick Conroy To read the article, click here.

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Beer Store Monopoly

Beer Store Monopoly

Beer Store Profits $700M Yearly From Near-Monopoly, Study Finds Posted by: CBC The Beer Store is reaping $700-million annually in "incremental profits" when compared to Quebec stores because of higher prices and the near-monopoly the foreign-owned retailer has in Ontario, ...

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Why Toronto’s Craft Brewers Are Experimenting With Home-Grown Hops

Why Toronto’s Craft Brewers Are Experimenting With Home-Grown Hops

Most breweries import hops from overseas, but a few local craft brewers are looking into an alternative. By: Sheena Lyonnais Hops—the small flowers that act as the primary flavouring agent in beer—are usually imported from places like Germany and Belgium. ...

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Craft beer wave could lose its fizz: Olive

Craft beer wave could lose its fizz: Olive

Craft beer could become a victim of its own popularity. By: David Olive on August 30, 2013 - Toronto Star A funny thing happened on the way to global domination of the world beer market by a handful of “macrobreweries.” ...

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Dornoch Hops makes front page of The Post!

Dornoch Hops makes front page of The Post!

The Hoptimal Crop: local farmers hope the beer industry hops on board By: Mary Golem  Photo credit: Mary Golem To read the article, click here.

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Only 8 spots left for the 2014 Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition

Only 8 spots left for the 2014 Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition

By Evan Elford The Ontario hop harvest is fresh in our minds and we are looking forward to the 2nd annual Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition. There are only 8 spots remaining for the 2014 competition taking place during the ...

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New Hopsprayer Being Tested

New Hopsprayer Being Tested

By: Melanie Filotas Any hops grower who has tried to apply pest control products, whether organic or conventional, knows that spraying hops can be a challenge. Many hops growers use radial airblast sprayers, however at as much as $10,000, these ...

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