Author Archives: Melanie Filotas

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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Hazelnut Pest Report – June 24, 2021

There’s lots of pest activity in southern Ontario hazelnut orchards at this time. New eastern filbert blight infections are getting ready to burst through bark. Gypsy moth, aphids, scale and bud mite are all active in orchards, as are their … Continue reading

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Changes to Hops Pest Control Products and Updated 2021 Product List

There are a few changes to pest control products registered on hops in Ontario – both additions and losses. Changes are outlined in this article, and have also been summarized in a new and expanded Hops Pest Control Product List … Continue reading

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June 3, 2021 Ontario Hazelnut Crop Update

Welcome to the first instalment of the 2021 Ontario Hazelnut Crop Report from your OMAFRA tree nut team: Jenny Liu, Maple, Tree Nut and Agroforestry Specialist and Melanie Filotas, Horticulture IPM Specialist! We aim to post every few weeks during … Continue reading

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2021 Hazelnut IPM Workshop Resources Now Available

For the second year in a row, the Hazelnut IPM Grower Training presentations are being presented virtually. Traditionally, these sessions have been held over an afternoon in May at the Simcoe Research Station, however due to current COVID-related restrictions they … Continue reading

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