‘New Directions’ for a Specialty Crop in Ontario: Hops – Part 2

Growing_Hops_Ontario_Logo_5 with shading“Hops: a potential niche crop for Ontario” is a three year research project (2013-2015) led by the University of Guelph and funded by OMAFRA’s New Directions Research Program.

Below is a summary of presentations and handouts provided during the hops research twilight meeting in August 2015 at the Simcoe Research Station:

  1. Project Background (Evan Elford, OMAFRA)
  2. Field Research Plot Plan and 2015 Treatments (handout)
  3. Hop Cultivar Evaluation (Cathy Bakker, University of Guelph)
  4. Research on Hop Downy Mildew in Ontario: Is it related to cucumber downy mildew? (Dr. Mary Ruth McDonald, University of Guelph)
  5. Research Update on Hop Downy Mildew and Cone Diseases (Amy Fang Shi, University of Guelph)
  6. Frost Management Trial Update (Evan Elford, OMAFRA)
  7. Hops: A Market Update for Ontario (Elliott Currie, University of Guelph)

Part 1 of this posting, including information by growing year, can be found at the following link: https://onspecialtycrops.ca/2015/07/16/new-directions-for-a-specialty-crop-in-ontario-hops/

A final summary of project results will be posted this winter after the 2015 season data has been analysed.

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