Category Archives: Hops Other

Hopsprayer revised

A quick update to anyone who accessed the posting “Introducing the Hopsprayer” between August 22 and 23 – Dr. Deveau just sent us an updated version of his article. The revised article has been updated in yesterday’s post – you … Continue reading

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Introducing the Hopsprayer

Any hops grower who has tried to apply pest control products, whether organic or conventional, knows that spraying hops can be a challenge. Many hops growers use radial airblast sprayers, however at as much as $10,000, these sprayers may not … Continue reading

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Harvest and Post-harvest Activities in the Hop Yard: Part 1 – Harvesting

One of the major issues facing the development of a sustainable hop industry in Ontario is creating a supply chain which ensures a quality product to brewers and other end users. It’s never too early to be thinking about harvest … Continue reading

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Hop Fertility Overview – June 11, 2013

Final fertility applications should be scheduled throughout the month of June with no more than 25 kg N/ha applied at one time.  Flower (burr) development will begin the week after June 21 (due to the change in photoperiod to decreasing … Continue reading

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Hop Update, May 27: Frost injury management

Evan Elford, New Crop Development Specialist, OMAF and MRA We are receiving reports of frost injury occurring this past weekend on hops across the province. Damage ranges from no/slight damage in the south-west, to severe damage/plant collapse in central Ontario.  … Continue reading

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Hop Update (Supplement to May 14 Hop Update) – Soaking Coir Twine

Evan Elford, New Crop Development Specialist, OMAF and MRA As a supplement to the May 14th Hop Update (http://onspecialtycrops.ca/2013/05/14/hop-update-may-14-2013-stringing-trellising-and-irrigation/) a few growers have asked how long they should soak their coir twine before stringing. After discussing this practice with a few … Continue reading

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