This year the Hops Session at the 2019 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention will focus on hop cone quality.
Hop quality is influenced by many practices from in-field cultural management through post-harvest processing and storage. We invite you to come and learn more and join the discussion.
Date: Wednesday, February 20
Location: Ballroom C, Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario
Hops Session Speaker Schedule:
9:30 am: Environmental Impacts on Hop Cone Quality, Evan Elford, OMAFRA
10:00 am: Pest Management and Cone Quality, Dr. Melanie Filotas, OMAFRA
10:30 am: Post-harvest Methods for Optimal Cone Quality, Alex Adams, Cedar Hop Farm, Harmony Agricultural Services, and Processing Consultant, MILocal Hops, USA
11:00 am: Ontario Processor Perspectives: What Do We Need to Do to Improve Cone Quality? Hop Processor Panel Discussion: Brandon Bickle, Valley Hops; Nicolas Schaut, Bighead Hops; Scott Hayhoe, Hayhoe Hops; and with input from Curtis VanQuaethem, VQH Farms & Kinglake Farms and Kyle Wynette, Tavistock Hops Company