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Reminder: ON Hoppenings Lunch & Learn – Monday, May 17 – Irrigating Hops with guest Rebecca Shortt and General IPM Scouting with Dr. Melanie Filotas

Overview: Join OMAFRA specialists Evan Elford and Melanie Filotas for bi-monthly online Zoom discussions about Ontario hops. The noon-hour discussions with Evan, Melanie and guest speakers provide insight into seasonal and new/exciting areas of hop production, pest management and marketing. … Continue reading

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Permit to Take Water Workshops

Please see below details on two upcoming webinars on how to apply for a Permit to Take Water. FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1 pmPermit to Take Water – Electronic Application WorkshopSpeakers: Joshua Ng and Holly Buchanan, Ministry … Continue reading

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Ginseng Crop Update – Dealing with Early Senescence, August 28, 2020

Given the major stresses experienced by the ginseng crop this year, including early frost damage, hot and dry conditions, and high Alternaria pressures, many gardens are senescing early this year. There are a few things to consider for proper management … Continue reading

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Fall Considerations for Lavender

Summer is winding down, but vegetative growth of the lavender will continue for another month or more. This is a critical time for lavender when it has recovered from flowering in July and is now putting on new growth that … Continue reading

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Environmental Impacts on Alpha Acid Formation in Hops

Evan Elford, OMAFRA New Crop Development Specialist Originally posted: 25 September, 2018 Updated with additional content: 26 September, 2018 Over the last few days I’ve had enquiries from hop growers regarding lower than anticipated alpha acid levels in the 2018 … Continue reading

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Irrigation Water Quality and Mitigating Food Safety Risks

By Rebecca Shortt, Kathryn Carter, and Danielle Visschedyk, OMAFRA Irrigation water can contain pathogens, microorganisms that cause illness or death in humans.  Every time contaminated water comes in direct contact with fruit or vegetables, there is a risk that these … Continue reading

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