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Why climate change won’t dry up Ontario’s hop industry

Why climate change won’t dry up Ontario’s hop industry

Published on Mar 14, 2016 by Joshua Rapp Learn, Special to TVO  Cascade hops growing Cascade hops flourish at Clear Valley Hops in August. Changing weather is having an impact on the fledgling hop growing industry in Ontario — but ...

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Calling all growers to participate on OHGA’s hops benchmark project to identify key harvest dates!

Calling all growers to participate on OHGA’s hops benchmark project to identify key harvest dates!

OGHA 2015 Hop Benchmark Project (Done in conjunction with Niagara College) OHGA is looking for hop growers interested in participating in the first-ever Ontario Hops bench marking project.  The purpose of the project is to help identify peak harvest times ...

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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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Hop Sample Request for University of Guelph Research Project

Hop Sample Request for University of Guelph Research Project

By: Evan Elford – New Crop Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | September 30, 2014 The hop research trials being conducted by the University of Guelph (U of G) through the OMAFRA New Directions research program include funding to collect ...

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2013 and 2014 USA Hop Acreage Report Now Available

2013 and 2014 USA Hop Acreage Report Now Available

By: Evan Elford – New Crop Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | June 2014 The US Hop Acreage Report (2013 harvested area and 2014 strung area) for Idaho, Oregon and Washington states was released on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by ...

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Analytical Analysis of Ontario Hops: New Directions Research Update

Analytical Analysis of Ontario Hops: New Directions Research Update

By: Evan Elford – New Crop Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | May 2014 Information on the analytical components of hops such as alpha acids (Cohumulone and Adhumulone + Humulone) and beta acids (Colupulone and Adlupulone + Lupulone) are an important ...

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Putting More Local Flavour Into Ontario Craft Beers

Putting More Local Flavour Into Ontario Craft Beers

More Hops to Be Produced Locally Thanks to Bighead Hops Press release by: Ontariofresh | Thursday, February 6, 2014 An innovative new project from Bighead Hops means more local ingredients in your beer mug. With support from the Greenbelt Fund, and ...

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Growing hops in Ontario: A look back on brewer considerations in 2009

Growing hops in Ontario: A look back on brewer considerations in 2009

By: Evan Elford | New Crop Development Specialist/OMAF and MRA | Hort Matters | March 21, 2013 A new hop project funded through OMAF and MRA's New Directions research program and led by the University of Guelph (with partners from ...

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Retrofitting hops harvester may provide solution for Ontario growers

Retrofitting hops harvester may provide solution for Ontario growers

Hops growing gains momentum across the province By: Better Farming | September 16, 2013 In the burgeoning hops harvesting business in Ontario, one Ontario grower may be planting the seeds for the future by importing and retrofitting old German hops ...

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AAU Testing Available to hop growers

AAU Testing Available to hop growers

AAU testing is now available for Ontario hop growers through A & L Laboratories in London, ON. Cost $40 / sample. Sample submission information have not yet been posted to their website (www.alcanada.com). However, interested growers can contact A & L directly for ...

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