OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas are back with two online Zoom discussions for Ontario hop growers for the 2023 growing season. This years’ sessions will take place on Tuesday May 16 and Wednesday July 19, both running over the noon hour. Each session will feature an initial 30-45 minute presentation from Melanie or Evan, after which we will open it up for participants to ask questions about any topic pertaining to hops. Attendance is free and open to everyone, however you must pre-register to receive the meeting log-in details. Anyone wishing to ask questions in advance can email Melanie (email@example.com) or Evan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 8:30 the day of the session OR enter it in the question field during registration, and we will do our best to have an answer for during the session. Click below for details and registration links for each session.
May ONHoppenings – Tuesday May 16 at noon
The focused topic for this session will be pests and disorders to watch out for in 2023. Melanie will be providing an overview of the major pests of hops and their approximate timing during the growing season. Evan will provide an update on nutrient deficiency symptoms in hops based on a recently completed project conducted in Simcoe. Participants will then have the opportunity to ask Melanie or Evan questions about agronomics, pests or any timely issue affecting hops. Register in advance by clicking on this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuceGoqjwjG9MZdZHRRcmCbofYoIQEwLqo
July ONHoppenings – Wednesday July 19 at noon
During this session, Evan will provide a seasonal update, as well as planning for harvest, with a brief update from Melanie on major pests active in Ontario hops. The remainder of the session will be opened up for questions and discussion about hops-related topics. Register in advance by clicking on this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuc-2tqD8tE9NfKnc-7xfkTBrG84DhwsWq