Author Archives: Melanie Filotas

Ontario hop growers invited to attend a June 22, 2022 ONHoppenings Lunch & Learn

Overview: OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas are back for with online Zoom discussions about Ontario hops to be held periodically during the growing season. The noon-hour discussions will have a slightly new format for 2022. The first half … Continue reading

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Hop growers receive emergency use registration for Diaporthe leaf blight

Joshua Mosiondz, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA and Melanie Filotas, Horticulture IPM Specialist, OMAFRA The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an Emergency Use Registration (EUR) for FULLBACK┬« 125 SC Fungicide for control of Halo Blight (Diaporthe Leaf … Continue reading

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Register Now! 2022 Hazelnut IPM Workshop

Looking for a chance to refresh your knowledge of Hazelnut IPM? New to growing or scouting hazelnuts? Join OMAFRA specialists Melanie Filotas and Jenny Liu for a virtual Hazelnut IPM Workshop on Friday May 27 from 9:30 am to noon. … Continue reading

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New Ontario Crop Protection Hub now available for accessing crop protection information online

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is transforming the way crop protection information is provided to better serve clients through an online digital application called the Ontario Crop Protection Hub. The following specialty crops are currently included … Continue reading

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ONHoppenings Lunch and Learn Season Wrap Up- Wednesday, September 29 @ Noon

Overview: Join OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas for bi-monthly online Zoom discussions about Ontario hops. Evan and Melanie will be continuing to host a series of hop related discussions in 2021. This month we have a slight change … Continue reading

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OMAFRA’s Guide to Hazelnut Production in Ontario now available online

Publication 863, Guide to Hazelnut Production in Ontario is now available for download on the OMAFRA website. This 150-page guide provides growers, advisors and researchers with a comprehensive handbook on the basic and advanced methods of producing hazelnuts in Ontario, … Continue reading

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