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Autumn Activities in the Hop Yard

Autumn Activities in the Hop Yard

By: Evan Elford - New Crop Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | September 26, 2014 As hop growers across the province finish harvest and post-harvest activities, autumn presents the time for a few final management practices in the hop yard ...

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Identifying downy mildew in hops

Identifying downy mildew in hops

By: Melanie Filotas – IPM Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | June 2014 Over the last week we’ve had a number of reports of hops downy mildew throughout Ontario.  While many growers have successfully identified symptoms while training, others have asked ...

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Managing hops downy mildew in Ontario

Managing hops downy mildew in Ontario

By: Melanie Filotas – IPM Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | June 2014 With the onset of downy mildew in Ontario hops over the last few weeks, there have been lots of questions about how to manage this disease. While there is a lot ...

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Hop Update (Fertility and Irrigation)

Hop Update (Fertility and Irrigation)

By: Evan Elford - New Crop Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | June 23, 2014 Hop fertility applications should be ending within the next two weeks now that we are past the summer solstice (June 21). Keep an eye on ...

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Boozing Sustainably

Boozing Sustainably

Ontario breweries and wineries are getting on board with the organic movement. Projects like the 100-Mile Lager and Ale are bringing attention to the industry's efforts towards sustainability. By: Dan Beare | April 28, 2014 | In Food and Culture | ...

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GOHCBC 2014 Round-up

GOHCBC 2014 Round-up

By: Evan Elford - New Crop Specialist | OMAF/MRA | April 4, 2014 The second annual Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition took place on February 19, 2014 at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Eight teams of commercial ...

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Hop Update

Hop Update

By: Evan Elford - New Crop Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | April 3, 2014 As the temperatures  rise and the snow continues to melt, it’s time to start walking the hop yard and keeping an eye on plant growth ...

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Pristine WG Fungicide now registered on hops in Canada

Pristine WG Fungicide now registered on hops in Canada

By: Melanie Filotas - IPM Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | April 1, 2014 The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Pristine® Fungicide for suppression of downy mildew and control of powdery ...

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Growing Hops in Ontario: Ontario Hop Trial Update

Growing Hops in Ontario: Ontario Hop Trial Update

By: Evan Elford - New Crop Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | March 21, 2014 A summary of data collected from the Ontario hop trial was presented in the poster session at the 2014 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC). ...

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Brimstone Sizzles at Ridgeway Sanctuary

Brimstone Sizzles at Ridgeway Sanctuary

By Ray Spiteri | Niagara Falls Review | March 10, 2014 Photo courtesy of Mike Dibattista | Niagara Falls Review An architect and a one-time Canadian customs officer have joined together to develop the only craft-beer brewery in Fort Erie ...

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