Category Archives: Hops

ONHops BrewOff – Registration Extended Until November 4!

Due to the interest expressed by students and new breweries at the recent Ontario Craft Brewer’s Conference in Niagara Falls, we have decided to extend our registration deadline for an extra week. We would like to give new competitors an … Continue reading

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Register Today for the 2023 ONHops BrewOff – Only a Few Spots Remain!

It’s the 10th anniversary of the ONHops BrewOff at the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention and we only have a few spots left to showcase Ontario’s amazing brews made exclusively with Ontario-grown hops. Learn more about the competition at our … Continue reading

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2023 ONHops BrewOff Registration Now Open!

Celebrating 10 Years of Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer at the OFVC! The ONHops BrewOff (OHBO) is back at the OFVC! This year we’re celebrating 10 years of friendly competition highlighting Ontario grown hops and Ontario craft beer! Formally “The Great Ontario-Hopped Craft … Continue reading

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SERENE® Herbicide label expanded via Minor Use Program to help manage labelled weeds in various crops and crop groups

By Josh Mosiondz, Minor Use Coordinator, OMAFRA, Guelph The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion registration for SERENE® Herbicide for control or suppression of labelled weeds in various crops and crop groups … Continue reading

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Understanding Laboratory Diagnostic Reports for Specialty Crop Diseases

By: Sean Westerveld, OMAFRA and Amy Fang Shi, OGGA At this time of year, many unusual symptoms can show up in specialty crop fields. If a disease is suspected, samples can be sent to diagnostic labs for determining the cause. … Continue reading

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Hot Weather Impact on Plant Water Demand – How Can We Measure?

By: Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA It has been hot and dry in SW Ontario in June. What is the impact on plants? And how do we measure the water demand? One thing I think we forget is that … Continue reading

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