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 ...Read More »
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Ontario really is hopping! Standing room only at the OHGA March 19th AGM and Spring Workshop.
It was standing room only for the afternoon spring workshop of the Ontario Hop Growers’ Association Sat., March 19, 2016 in Whitby, Ontario. If attendance at the event, and attendance at a similar event in Smiths Falls Ontario two days ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Hip to Ontario Hops – an audio recording from this year’s Ontario Craft Brewer’s conference
If you did not have a chance to attend this year’s Ontario Craft Brewers conference this past October, some of the presentation materials and audio recordings of the event are available to stream. For the full conference list, go here: http://www.ontariocraftbrewers.com/conference/archive2015.php ...Read More »
Mark your calendars for Sat. Mar., 19, 2016 AGM and hops workshop
OHGA annual general meeting and hops information workshop Date: Sat., March 19, 2016 Location: Whitby campus, Durham college Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The winter is a good time to start thinking and planning for the upcoming hop season. So, ...Read More »
Ontario-grown hops coming (arrived) to a brew near you!
OHGA member, Lot 17 hop yard, featured in a recent issue of the Ontario Farmer. BY SUZANNE ATKINSON The writer farms near Warkworth firstname.lastname@example.org Trent Hills – By now fresh craft beer made from Ontario hops harvested this year could ...Read More »
Managing Japanese beetles without chemicals – can it be done?
Posted on August 4, 2015 by Melanie Filotas By Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA and Hannah Fraser, Entomology Program Lead – Horticulture, OMAFRA With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s once again Japanese beetle season. Adult beetles ...Read More »
Powdery mildew found in Ontario hops
Posted on the Ontario Specialty Crops website – August 18, 2015 by Melanie Filotas This harvest, powdery mildew was detected on both cones and leaves of several varieties of hop in the Simcoe Research Station’s experimental yard. While powdery mildew was ...Read More »
Ontario Hops, put the hops into Ontario craft beer
Ontario hops, a growing part of the Ontario Craft beer story, through the hard work of OHGA members like #WinterbrookFarm and Old 4th Hop Yard . Congrats Gail, Phil, Ron and Stephanie on another breakout year for Ontario Hops! For the full video, ...Read More »
Determining Hop Harvest Moisture and Ideal Storage Dry Matter – 2015 Ontario hop harvest
Watch University of Vermont Extension’s Northwest Crops and Soils team member, Rosalie Madden determine hop harvest dry matter and learn how to calculate hop moisture in the oast. Do your dry matter tests first, to help you determine dried sample ...Read More »