Eastern Filbert Blight has historically been a curse to the Pacific Northwest hazelnut industry, that is, until Oregon State University released several blight-resistant varieties. So, with exception to some of the older orchards remaining, growers have looked at this disease as a thing of the past. But is it really? Watch this brief interview with Shawn Mehlenbacher from the Hazelnut Breeding Program at Oregon State University as he shares concern for another strain of Eastern Filbert Blight that the OSU varieties have not been strong enough to combat. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. If you’re not currently receiving the print publication, subscribe for free at: https://malcolmmedia.com/subscribe/
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