2016



AUGUST 24th 2016 - Fourth Annual Ontario Haskap and Specialty Fruit Symposium,

being held at OMAFRA auditorium in Simcoe, Ontario, presented by the Ontario Haskap Association.


North America's largest haskap and specialty fruit event, the Ontario Haskap and Specialty Fruit Symposium is a full day symposium on haskap and specialty fruits in

Ontario. Featuring Haskap, Sea Buckthorn, Saskatoon,and Dwarf Sour Cherries


This symposium features

Haskap School presented by Dr. Bob Bors,

including Haskap growing tutorial with discussion on orchard configurations and costs for management and harvest for mechanical and hand harvesting


The first presentation from Evan Elford, OMAFRA about the Ontario Haskap project, presenting current information on costs for pest management methods, business analysis for planning pest control for haskap and specialty fruit orchards, bird and pest control techniques and costs, irrigation requirements and costs


Greg Melien from

Boreal Berry Farm & Winery presenting specialty orchard business management from a grower and processor's perspectives, long term orchard management planning for financial success, discussion on return on investment for haskap orchards


Don't miss North America's largest Haskap and Specialty Fruit Event! Book your ticket now at:


https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/haskap-specialty-fruit-workshop-tickets-26413130384


Funding for this event provided by the Agricultural Management Institute



2015

AUGUST 15th 2015 -  Third Annual Ontario Haskap and Specialty Fruit Symposium, being held at the OMAFRA Research Station in Simcoe, Ontario, presented by the Ontario Haskap Association.

NOTE! Event Location and Date Changed to:

August 16th 2015, Ontario Celebration Zone, Toronto Harborfront  3pm

North America's largest haskap event, the Ontario Haskap and Specialty Fruit Symposium is a don't miss event on haskap and specialty fruits.!

Greg Melien, Boreal Berry Farm & Winery Presents Haskap farming in Ontario - planting, growing and marketing Haskap


Dr Bob Bors from the University of Saskatchewan presents:

“Haskap harvesting and products”  Harvesting methods will be discussed.  In detail the characteristics of haskap fruit will be  discussed, both nutraceutical values and usefulness in value added products.

Loretta Bors, author of the Haskap Cookbook will host the first Haskap cooking demonstration on the celebrity chef stage!


Dr. Bob Bors 

Dr. Bob Bors is the Head of the Domestic Fruit Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences University of Saskatchewan, and lead's Canada's development of haskap berries. He began in 1999 to head the Fruit Program at the university.. Bob obtained a BSC from the University of Maryland, and a PHD from the University of Guelph. Bob's research focuses on breeding, tissue culture, propagation, disease screening, and interspecific hybridization of hort crops with emphasis on fruit and ornamentals.

Dr. Bors will share his research experience growing and breeding cold-tolerant fruit, as well as techniques for selecting which fruits to grow in the north.


Greg Melien, Boreal Berry Farm & Winery.

A natural, biodynamic fruit farm and winery in Northern Ontario, and Ontario's first commercial Haskap Farm. Boreal Berry Farm & Winery  grows Haskap, Dwarf Sour Cherries and Saskatoons and offers tours, educational seminars and demonstrations for growers and gardeners interested in northern hardy fruits.

Greg Melien will discuss growing and marketing haskap in Ontario.


Loretta Bors

Author of the Haskap Cookbook, and celebrity chef for haskap and specialty berry recipe development.


Phone the Ontario Haskap Association at 705-920-7096 for more information.

Don't miss event for anyone involved with Haskap and Specialty Fruits!

Have questions about Ontario Haskap and Specialty Fruit Symposium? Contact Ontario Haskap Association



2014


AUGUST 23rd 2014 -  Second Annual Ontario Haskap and Specialty Fruit Symposium, being held at the Boreal Berry Farm & Winery in Warren, Ontario, presented by the Ontario Haskap Association.

North America's largest haskap event, the Ontario Haskap and Specialty Fruit Symposium is a full day symposium on haskap and specialty fruits.

Event Details

On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, a full-day workshop titled "Ontario Haskap and Specialty Fruit Symposium" featuring Dr. Bob Bors from the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Maxine Thompson from the University of Oregon, Evan Elford from OMAF, and Greg Melien from Boreal Berry Farm & Winery.

9:00 a.m. - Registration & Introductions

9:30 a.m. - (Dr. Bob Bors) Haskap School

11:30 p.m. - (Greg Melien) Growing & Processing Haskap Berries in Ontario

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - (Dr. Maxine Thompson) Honeyberry Research and Development in the US

3:00 p.m. - (Evan Elford) Specialty Fruit Research at OMAF Research Station

4:00 p.m. - Questions & Discussion with Speakers

5:00 p.m. -  Thank you & Closing Remarks

Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ontario-haskap-and-specialty-fruit-symposium-tickets-11977489995

For more information please contact Ontario Haskap Association, www.ontariohaskap.ca,  Email or by phone 1-705-920-7096

                   

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson, professor emeritus from the department of horticulture at Oregon State University, is the foremost expert on Honeyberries in the United States, and operates the only active breeding program in the United States to develop honeyberry varieties suitable for the American climate. Dr. Thompson received a BSC and PHD from University of California Davis. Her research focuses on development of cultivars suited for home garden and commercial farm use.

She was recognized by peers with the Frank M. Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources—1997 and the Wilder Medal-- American Pomological Society –2002.

 

Dr. Bob Bors 

Dr. Bob Bors is the Head of the Domestic Fruit Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences University of Saskatchewan, and lead's Canada's development of haskap berries. He began in 1999 to head the Fruit Program at the university.. Bob obtained a BSC from the University of Maryland, and a PHD from the University of Guelph. Bob's research focuses on breeding, tissue culture, propagation, disease screening, and interspecific hybridization of hort crops with emphasis on fruit and ornamentals.

Dr. Bors will share his research experience growing and breeding cold-tolerant fruit, as well as techniques for selecting which fruits to grow in the north.

 

Evan Elford, OMAFRA

 New Crop Development Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Rural Affairs.

  • Production and marketing information for new, non-traditional, specialty crops including value added processes (predominately edible horticultural specialty crops such as ethno-cultural vegetables, haskap, hops and quinoa, etc.)
  • Collaborate on applied research and demonstration projects related to specialty new crop development

Evan Elford will share his research and results from the Simcoe Reasearch Station Haskap trials.

 

Greg Melien, Boreal Berry Farm & Winery.

A natural, biodynamic fruit farm and winery in Northern Ontario, and Ontario's first commercial Haskap Farm. Boreal Berry Farm & Winery  grows Haskap, Dwarf Sour Cherries and Saskatoons and offers tours, educational seminars and demonstrations for growers and gardeners interested in northern hardy fruits.

Greg Melien will discuss growing and marketing haskap in Ontario.

Phone the Ontario Haskap Association at 705-920-7096 for more information.

Don't miss event for anyone involved with Haskap and Specialty Fruits!

Have questions about Ontario Haskap and Specialty Fruit Symposium? Contact Ontario Haskap Association

 

2013

 

JUNE 2013 - First Annual Ontario Haskap Day, being held at the Boreal Berry Farm & Winery in Warren, Ontario, presented by the Ontario Haskap Association.

Please welcome Dr. Bob Bors to Ontario, he will be giving a workshop on Northern Hardy Fruit Production at Boreal Berry Farm & Winery in Warren, Ontario:
June 22nd 2:00pm
Boreal Berry Farm & Winery
748 Little Brule Road, Warren, ON P0H 2N0

Dr. Bob Bors is the Head of the Domestic Fruit Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences. He began in 1999 to head the Fruit Program here. Bob obtained a BSC from the University of Maryland, and a PHD from the University of Guelph. Bob's research focuses on breeding, tissue culture, propagation, disease screening, and interspecific hybridization of hort crops with emphasis on fruit and ornamentals

Boreal Berry Farm & Winery is an organic, biodynamic fruit farm and winery in Northern Ontario, and Ontario's first commercial Haskap Farm. Boreal Berry Farm & Winery  grows Haskap, Dwarf Sour Cherries and Saskatoons and offers tours, educational seminars and demonstrations for growers and gardeners interested in northern hardy fruits.

Please RSVP to this event by email or phone Boreal Berry Farm & Winery at 705-920-7096.