Archived Documents

2016 OHGA Spring AGM & Hops Workshop materials

  • Morning session
    • President’s Message, Year in ReviewOntario Benchmark Project, Agenda & speaker bios) – click HERE
    • 2016 OHGA Strategic & Operations Plan – Click HERE.
  • Afternoon Session – Spring Workshop
    • “From hobby to commercial grower AND the state of hop-growing in Michigan,” Brian Tennis. Video (NEW): HERE. PDF of PowerPoint: HERE
    • “Post Harvest Processing of hops,” Nicholas Schault – PDF of PowerPoint: HERE
    • “Get rich quick myth busting session,” Laurie-Thatcher Craig Video (NEW): HERE
    • OMAFRA Hops Market & IPM update – PDF of PowerPoint: HERE + Video (NEW) HERE.

Spring Workshop 2016

TitlePresentorDateClick HERE
President's Message (Year in Review, 2016 Priorities)Hugh Brown, President, Ontario Hop Growers' AssociationMarch 19, 2016Click HERE:
2016 Strategic & Operations PlanDon Wilford, DirectorMarch 19, 2016Click HERE:
“From hobby to commercial grower AND the state of hop-growing in Michigan”Brian Tennis, Michigan Hop AllianceMarch 19, 2016Click HERE:
"Post Harvest Processing of hops,"Nicholas Schault, Bighead Hops, Meaford, ONMarch 19, 2016Click HERE:
"Get rich quick myth busting session."Laurie-Thatcher Craig, Clear Valley Hops, NottawaMarch 19, 2016Click HERE:
Approved Pest Control Products for Ontario Hops 2016OMAFRA, Melanie FilotasUpdated: March 19, 2016Click HERE:
"OMAFRA Hops Market & IPM update"OMAFRA, Evan Elford & Melanie FilotasMarch 19, 2016Click HERE:

Research 

TitleDescriptionSourceLink
2015 OMAFRA Market updateCanadian hop acreage is estimated at 259.5 acres, with Ontario accounting for about 23% of that total.Melanie Filotas, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, Specialty CropsClick HERE:
2015 Ontario Hops Benchmark Project - summary.Summary PowerPoint presentation - establishing benchmarks for Ontario grown hops.David Ly, Research Associate (Lead), Niagara College.Click HERE:
2015 Ontario Hops Benchmark Project - technical analysisThe Ontario Benchmark Project was crafted to help OHGA in establishing benchmarks for Ontario grown hops that help answering the following questions, “What is an Ontario hop? What are the alpha and beta characteristics on key commercial varieties when grown in Ontario?”David Ly, Research Associate (Lead), Niagara College.Click HERE:
2014 Hop Varieties SurveyTop sought North American varieties based on 2014 survey - by order of popularity: Citra, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo, Chinook, Sorachi Ace, Columbus, Hallertau (U.S), Simcoe, Saaz (U.S.).Mark Benzaquen
OCB Technical Adviser
Click HERE:
2014 Top Sought European VarieitesMost sought European varieties based on OCB 2014 survey, to help assist members with planting decisions.Mark Benzaquen
OCB Technical Adviser
Click HERE:
2013 Hop Varieties SurveyBrewers survey of the most sought varieties - to help assist growers with planting decisions.OMAFRA - 2013 survey of Ontario Craft BrewersClick HERE:
2013 Hop Attribute SurveyWhat influences brewers buying decisions in 20134OMAFRA - 2013 survey of Ontario Craft Brewers
Click HERE:

Tools and Resources

TitleDescriptionSourceLink
Field Guide for IPM in Hops - Third EditionNewly released in December 2015, the Field Guide presents current, science-based information on all aspects of disease, weed, and pest and beneficial arthropod identification, biology, and management in a style intended for growers, consultants, and other field personnel.USA HopsClick HERE:
Growing Hops in OntarioCommercial hop production is re-emerging across the province of Ontario. Ontario's craft brewing industry is currently the largest buyer of Ontario grown hops.Evan Elford - New Crop Development Specialist/OMAFRAClick HERE:
Hop Production ProfileHops are dioecious plants, having separate male and female plants. Only female plants are cultivated for the flower (cone). More information about growing hops in Ontario.OMAFRA, Speciality CropsClick HERE:
Hops Drying CalculatorHow to tell if your hops are ready to harvest.University of Vermont, Extension.Click HERE:
Hop Fertility Management in the North East.A hop crop will require a substantial amount of nitrogen (N) to meet growth requirements. A high yielding hopyard can remove between 100 to 150 lbs of N per acre from the soil. University of Vermont, Extension.Click HERE:
Cost of Growing Hops in the NE - Excel SheetSample input costs - 2 to 10 acres. Put in your own costs - very useful tool.University of Vermont, Extension.Click HERE:
Organic Fungicides and HopsResearch was conducted at the UVM Horticultural Farm in South Burlington, VT to evaluate the effects
of different organic fungicide treatments on hops.
University of Vermont, Extension.Click HERE:
Hops Insect "cheat sheet>Quick identification chart of hop pests, diseases and some beneficials.University of Vermont, Extension.Click HERE:
Hops Oast schematicsHow to build your own hop oast - make sure you register to get access.University of Vermont, Extension.Click HERE:
Mobile Hop HarvestorSmall scale, mobile hop harvestor schematics - build your own.University of Vermont, Extension.Click HERE:
Small-Scale Hops Baler (15-20 lbs)How to build a medium sized hops baler with a log splitter.University of Vermont, Extension.Click HERE:
Hops bailer - 5-10 lbsVery Small-Scale Hops Baler (5-10 lbs)University of Vermont, Extension.Click HERE:

Spring workshop 

TitleSpeakerEventLink
ONTARIO CRAFT BREWERY INDUSTRY – 2014 HOP SURVEYMark Benzaquen - OCB Technical AdviserMarch 22, 2014Click HERE:
Hop Chemistry
from a Brewers Perspective!
Nate Ferguson - Niagara College.March 22, 2014Click HERE:
Hop Production: Harvest and Post‐Harvest ConsiderationsDr. Rob Sirrine
Michigan State University Extension
March 22, 2014Click HERE:
Part II - Analytics and MoreDr. Rob Sirrine
Michigan State University Extension
March 22, 2014Click HERE:
Part III - Michigan Hops Production: Lessons Learned.Dr. Rob Sirrine
Michigan State University Extension
March 22, 2014Click HERE:
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