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Hazelnut Grower Keeps Nuts Out of the Mud by Cover Cropping

Like many tree nut commodities, hazelnuts are harvested from the orchard floor after dropping from the trees; however, Oregon growers tend to get more early fall rain events than their California nut grower neighbors. Harvest can get pretty muddy, adding extra processing costs to clean up the crop. The rains came again last year, impacting the later harvested varieties; however, harvest remained pretty clean for hazelnut grower Kent Burkholder, who believes cover cropping made all the difference. Watch his brief interview with Pacific Nut Producer Editor Matthew Malcolm, and read his full story HERE.

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