Author Archives: Evan Elford

Reminder: ‘New Hop Cultivar Development’ Lunch and Learn Webinar, November 23, 12-1pm

Overview: Join OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas for bi-monthly online Zoom discussions about Ontario hops. Building on the successful 2020 season webinars, Evan and Melanie will be hosting a series of winter hop discussions with some guest speakers … Continue reading

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Ontario Hoppenings Lunch and Learn – Monday November 23, 2020 at Noon

Overview: Join OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas for bi-monthly online Zoom discussions about Ontario hops. Building on the successful 2020 season webinars, Evan and Melanie will be hosting a series of winter hop discussions with some guest speakers … Continue reading

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2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium is Going Online with Free Registration!

The 2nd International Quinoa Research Symposium will be taking place from August 17-19, 2020. This year the symposium will be in an online format with free registration. The symposium will include live keynotes, recorded field walks, interactive poster sessions, and … Continue reading

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Changes to White Rice Seed Import Restrictions to Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently updated regulations for white rice (Oryza sativa) seed to allow unrestricted import into Canada for the purposes of propagation and production by commercial producers. CFIA’s Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) has been updated … Continue reading

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Hop Rates for 2020-2021 Advanced Payments Program and Other Programs Available for Ontario Hop Growers

Advanced Payments Program Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada‚Äôs Advanced Payment Program (AAP), delivered by the Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) in Ontario, has released the list of rates for storage crops (including hops) for the 2020-2021 growing season. The available advance rate … Continue reading

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Fertility Guidelines for Hops Grown in Ontario (updated Spring 2020)

There are currently no Ontario fertility recommendations for hops.  The following tables for lime, nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) applications are guidelines only and are provided for reference based on similar common crops and published research on hops … Continue reading

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