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‘New Directions’ for a Specialty Crop in Ontario: Hops – Part 2

“Hops: a potential niche crop for Ontario” is a three year research project (2013-2015) led by the University of Guelph and funded by OMAFRA’s New Directions Research Program. Below is a summary of presentations and handouts provided during the hops … Continue reading

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‘New Directions’ for a Specialty Crop in Ontario: Hops

“Hops: a potential niche crop for Ontario” is a three year research project led by the University of Guelph and funded by OMAFRA’s New Directions Research Program.  When the project was conceived in 2011, its purpose was to provide baseline … Continue reading

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Insights & Analysis of the USDA June Hop Acreage Report

In a recent article, Bart Watson, Chief Economist for the Brewers Association in the US, analysed the USDA’s June Hop Acreage Report.  Although the article focuses mainly on the primary hop growing regions of the Pacific NorthWest of the US, he does touch … Continue reading

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Haskap Update, 4 June 2015

Haskap (Lonicera caerulea L.) berries are beginning to colour (Fig 1).  This year, cold damage has been suspected on some fruit exhibiting uneven colour development (Fig 2). Bird netting should be in place as soon as possible to prevent feeding … Continue reading

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Hop News from around the Great Lakes Region: “Michigan’s hops acreage set to double with 400-acre farm” – Capital Press

Ontario hop growers may be interested in reading more about planned growth for Michigan’s local hop acreage.  To read the full article, please follow the link below: Michigan’s hops acreage set to double with 400-acre farm – Capital Press.

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Are Your Haskaps Ready for Harvest?

Harvest timing for blue honeysuckle (Lonicera caerulea L. ), a.k.a. ‘haskap’, has become a commonly discussed issue as production increases across the province.  When a number of new cultivars were introduced a few years ago, it was thought that the berries … Continue reading

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