Category Archives: Hops Other

Ontario Hop Growth Stage Report – April 15, 2013

Well, it’s the middle of April and there have been a few reports from around the province that hops have been ‘budding’ over the last three weeks.  The budding stage is known as the ‘sprouting’ principal growth stage according to … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Other, Hops Pest Management, Hops Production | Tagged | 2 Comments

Mulch Ado About Weeds: Management Strategies for Hops

Hop production acreage is increasing in Ontario and with expanding production come questions on weed management. Weed management is important around the base of the hop bine to decrease competition for nutrients and moisture.  Excessive weed growth can also restrict … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Other, Hops Production | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cold temperatures and hops…

This spring we have seen unseasonably warm temperatures in March leading to early sprouting in hops across the province. As we continue to see variable temperatures through April some questions are beginning to arise about the susceptibility of hops to … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Other, Hops Production | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Hops – not just for beer

Hops are well known for their use in brewing beer. The hop cone is the female inflorescence and produces various levels of alpha acids, beta acids and other oils depending on the cultivar. The levels of these compounds classify each … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Other, Hops Production | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Irrigation requirements for your hop yard

Is it time to irrigate my hops? It continues to be hot and dry across the province with little to no rainfall in the last 7 days.  Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) tracks precipitation amounts across the country and develop … Continue reading

Posted in Hops, Hops Other, Hops Production | Tagged , | Leave a comment