Hazelnuts

International Trade Dispute May Open Doors for the Pacific Northwest Hazelnut Industry

Prior to the international trade disputations, China already had a tariff on US hazelnuts, making trade very difficult for Pacific Northwest hazelnut companies. Although this year’s series of events has thrown many other agricultural commodities under the bus as well, this is a great opportunity for the U.S. hazelnut industry to band together with other agricultural groups impact by Chinese …

Pros & Cons of Planting Hazelnuts on Berms

Planting a new hazelnut orchard? Consider planting on berms. Check out this brief video interview with Aaron Heinrich from Oregon State University who shares some of the pros and cons of berms for hazelnut growers. Read more about growing hazelnuts in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Don’t currently receive the magazine?  Don’t currently receive it? Subscribe for FREE today Here

Introducing the New PollyO Hazelnut Variety

With Eastern Filbert Blight taking a major toll on older hazelnut orchards in the Pacific Northwest, many growers are looking to replant their blocks with new blight resistant varieties. One of the newest of these varieties released by Oregon State University’s hazelnut breeding program is known as PollyO. Check out this brief interview with plant breeder Shawn Mehlenbacher to learn …

Organic Hazelnut Farms Showcased in Upcoming Tour

Sustainability, Market Opportunities Concerns Drive Increase in Organic Hazelnuts Hazelnut growers looking for information and support for growing organically will have an opportunity to learn from experienced growers during a farm tour on August 15. The tour, hosted by Oregon Organic Hazelnuts cooperative, will showcase practices and tips from local farmers with certified organic and transitioning acreage. Oregon Organic Hazelnuts …

Start off your Orchard Right with Minimal Weed Issues

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor With all the new tree nut orchards being planted in California, it’s important to remember that weed management is a priority, and it starts even before the planting process. Watch this brief interview with UCCE Farm Advisor Kurt Hembree as he explains, and read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Enjoy our Ag video …

New Fungicide Registered for Eastern Filbert Blight in Hazelnut

Announcement from Oregon State University: Ziram 76 DF at 3 to 8 lb/A. Do not use after May. Group M3 fungicide. 48-hr reentry. Ziram 76 DF (from United Phosphorus, Inc) was registered for use on hazelnuts on December 12, 2017. Growers must have the supplemental label on hand as well as the label from the product container before use. This …

Congratulations Hazelnut Grower of the Year Verne Gingerich!

One of most exciting features of the Nut Growers Society’s Annual Winter Meeting is the announcement of the Hazelnut Grower of the Year award.  This award goes to an individual in the industry who has not only demonstrated leadership and innovation, but a long-term commitment and love for the Oregon hazelnut industry.  This year’s grower of the year went to none …

Managing Bacterial Blight in Young Hazelnut Orchards

Managing Bacterial Blight in Young Hazelnut Orchards

After harvest, hazelnut growers should turn their attention to the young hazelnut orchards to keep bacterial blight from becoming a problem. With all the newly planted orchards going in, bacterial blight can be a real threat, so be sure to watch this interview with Oregon State Plant Pathologist Jay Pscheidt as he discusses blight prevention and management practices. Read more …

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