Category Archives: Hops

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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3 Secrets of Irrigation Water Taking Permits Revealed

By: Rebecca Shortt, Water Quantity Engineer, OMAFRA #1. So the first one is not really a secret:  If you irrigate, from any water source in Ontario, you need a Permit To Take Water (PTTW) from the Ministry of Environment Conservation … Continue reading

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OMAFRA’s Brewer’s Guide to Ontario-Grown Hop Varieties 2022-23 Now Available

OMAFRA’s new 28-page Brewer’s Guide to Ontario-Grown Hop Varieties is now available online or as a hard copy in both English and French. The guide is intended as a resource to connect Ontario brewers with hop varieties currently grown and … Continue reading

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