The Eastern Ontario Hop Sprayer Workshop scheduled for tomorrow, June 25 in Port Hope has been cancelled due to low registration. The Western Ontario Sprayer Optimization/Hop Research Demonstration Workshop on Thursday June 27 (rain date June 28) is still scheduled. The registration deadline for that workshop is end of day TODAY (June 24). Growers who had been intending to attend the Eastern Workshop can switch to the Western workshop by contacting the Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details on the remaining hops workshops still scheduled for 2019 are below:
- OMAFRA-University of Guelph Hop Research Demonstration and Sprayer Optimization Workshop (West)
Date: Thursday June 27, 9:00 am-1:30 pm (lunch provided). Rain date June 28 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Location: OMAFRA-Simcoe Research Centre, 1283 Blueline Rd., Simcoe, ON
Join University of Guelph researchers and OMAFRA specialists for a collaborative workshop. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the University of Guelph Research Hopyard and learn the results of downy mildew research conducted over the last three years. OMAFRA’s Application Technology specialist Jason Deveau will join Melanie Filotas and Evan Elford to talk about the importance of proper spray coverage in hops and discuss what “good” spray coverage looks like in hops and watch demonstrations of airblast and handheld mist sprayers in hops. A minimum of 10 registrants are required for this workshop to run. Lunch will be provided. Register by Monday June 24 by contacting the AICC at 1-877-424-1300 or email@example.com.
- Hops Western Ontario Field Workshop
Date: July 9, 2019 5:30-7:00 pm (Rain date: July 11 5:30-7:00 pm)
Location: McConkey Farms Hop Company, 197 Howell Rd., St. George
Join OMAFRA specialists Melanie Filotas and Evan Elford for an in-field workshop on seasonal issues in hops. Topics covered will include identification and management of key pests present in the hop yard and a discussion of current production challenges of note for the 2019 season. This is an informal workshop with ample time for participants to ask questions on current agronomic and pest management challenges. Participants can bring pest samples for identification, but to avoid spread to the host farm, please ensure all samples are securely contained in a plastic bag or other sealed container. A minimum of 10 registrants are required for this workshop to run. Register by Friday July 5 at noon by contacting the AICC at 1-877-424-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.