In an effort to improve yields, Ontario Hop Growers’ are working with OMAFRA to to institutionalize some key field days and workshops to help deal with the difficult issue of integrated pest management in hop yards.
So, mark your calendars now for the following events! We will add to this list as more activities are identified.
1) Hops Indoor Integrated Pest Management workshop for Hops growers April 8, 2016
Date: Friday, April 8th
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Location: Woodstock OMAFRA Resource Centre, easy access off Hwy. 401 (SW Ontario)
Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA Integrated Pest Management Specialist, Specialty Crops – will be conducting an indoor presentation on general scouting protocols for hops, identification of major insects found in the hops yard (hop aphid, looper, spider mites etc), and disease (i.e. downy mildew).
A good general discussion how how to identify pests in the hop yard and integrated pest & disease strategies for both conventional and organic growers alike, plus a product registration update.
This event is open to all OHGA members and non-members on a first-come, first-served basis. There are a limited number of spots available.
To register, please RSVP by contacting the Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300. A minimum of 5 registrants for the April 8 IPM session are required for the sessions to run. If you have already registered through OHGA (firstname.lastname@example.org) that information has been passed on.
OMAFRA is exploring whether or not it will also be able to offer the event in a Webex, webinar format.
Download PDF here: 2016 Hop Workshops
Unit 1 – 401 Lakeview Drive
Woodstock, ON N4T 1W2
Phone: (519) 537-6621
Fax: (519) 539-5351
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Pleasant Valley Hops, Prince Edward County (Eastern Ontario)
Join OMAFRA specialists Melanie Filotas and Evan Elford for an in-field workshop on seasonal issues in hops. Topics covered will include an overview of scouting hops yards, hands-on identification of key pests present in the hops yard and a discussion of current production challenges of not for the 2016 season.
This is an informal workshop with ample time for participants to ask questions on current agronomic and pest management challenges.
Deadline to register—Friday, June 17.
18683 Loyalist Parkway Hillier Prince Edward County,
Date: Wed., July 20, 2016 / Rain Date: Thur., July 21, 2016
Time: 9am – noon
Location: Heritage Hill Hop Yard and Nursery (Barrie area, Central Ontario)
Jason Deveau and Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA will talk about the importance of proper spray coverage in hops and discuss what “good” spray coverage looks like in hops. Learn how to calibrate your sprayer and adjust settings to match the height of the plants.
For more information, as a primer: http://www.sprayers101.com/
Heritage Hill Hop Yard and Nursery,
Hugh Brown/Julie DeBruin
1933 Line 2 N, Shanty Bay, ON, L0L 2L0
Note: easy access off Hwy 400 extension (Forbes Rd), or Hwy 11 South.