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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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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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Things really “hopping” – 2013 OHGA AGM

Ontario really is “hopping,” judging by the turnout at the organization’s inaugural Annual General Meeting in Guelph Feb. 2, 2013.   About 30 growers, affiliate members and members of the public showed up for the event at the annual Organic Conference at ...

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Busy year for hop production in Ontario

Checking out the quality during a harvesting run at Bighead Hops in Meaford in early September 2012. The hops were transported to Bighead for picking, from a grower in the Barrie area. This is the first year that hops were grown commercially in eastern, central and southern Ontario since the 1930s.

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Hops, an important part of the brewing process

Hops , cone clusters from the female plant, have been a key ingredient in brewing since the 11th century. They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter, tangy flavor, though hops ...

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