Author Archives: Evan Elford

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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Kiwiberry: Recommended cultivars, verified varieties, and pruning tutorials for 2020

During the 2020 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention, Dr. Iago Hale shared updates from his kiwiberry breeding and production research at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The program has recently released a free online production guide. This year, the … Continue reading

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Haskap Pruning Basics

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Please click here for a printable version of this article. Pruning is an important part of bushberry management. Like many other bushberry crops, it is important to prune mature haskap plants to increase … Continue reading

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Airblast Sprayer Focus in Upcoming Grower Pesticide Safety Course

Growers operating airblast sprayers are invited to participate in a special Grower Pesticide Safety Course on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 in Ancaster, Ontario. This course will focus on Airblast information, as well as the Grower Pesticide Safety Course information.  The … Continue reading

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And the 2020 ONHops BrewOff winners are…

Congratulations to the 2020 ONHops BrewOff winners: 1st Place: Great Lakes Brewery & VQH Farms 2nd Place: Steel Wheel Brewery & The Bickle Farm – Valley Hops 3rd Place: Concession Road Brewing Co & McConkey Farms Hop Company This year’s … Continue reading

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Hop Sensory Workshop at 2020 OFVC

Join us this week at the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention where an exciting Hop Sensory Workshop is planned on Wednesday, February 19 from 9:30-11:30 am. The workshop will begin with a short review of field production practices that effect … Continue reading

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