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New Lane County Hazelnut Oregon State University Extension Specialist Erica Chernoh to Support Growers in Lane, Linn & Benton Counties

Erica Chernoh was recently hired as the new Commercial and Community Horticulture specialist for Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Services in Lane County. Chernoh has worked professionally in extension, project management, regulatory and research related positions for over 15 years. She previously held a joint position between Chemeketa Community College in Salem, where she taught horticulture classes, and OSU where she assisted with strawberry …

Managing Bacterial Blight in Young Hazelnut Trees with Grower Paul Kuehne

There can be many challenges in establishing a new hazelnut orchard, but bacterial blight is among the most difficult.  Just how much can bacterial blight take hold of a new orchard, how do you identify it, and how do you treat it?  Watch this brief interview with Oregon hazelnut grower Paul Kuehne to find out, and read more about it …

Friant Water Authority Shares Blueprint to Save Central Valley Farmland & Water

With the tasking demands of Sustainable Groundwater Management Act coming down on California farmers, a considerable amount of farmland will have to be retired and will have a severe economic impact on the Central Valley.  But there has to be a way to meet the demands of the state without devastating our farming communities.  Watch this brief interview with Friant …

Almond Alliance Action Alert: NO on SB1

Senate Bill 1 (Atkins) – California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2019 Summary: This bill makes current federal clean air, climate, clean water, worker safety, and endangered species standards enforceable under state law, even if the federal government rolls back and weakens those standards. The bill directs state environmental, public health, and worker safety agencies to take all …

Trade Mitigation Aid & Better Year for US Walnut Growers

Walnut growers are now eligible to receive trade mitigation payments through the USDA Farm Service Agency.  Sign-ups have begun and from a world production perspective, US walnut growers are looking to have a better year.  Watch this brief interview with Pam Graviet from the California Walnut Commission as she explains and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. …

Boron Tissue Sampling in Almonds at Harvest

As California almond growers hit the ground running with harvest, don’t miss this brief video reminder to collect some hull samples for boron testing. Watch this interview with UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Franz Niederholzer to learn the WHY and the HOW. Boron levels can make a huge difference in yields. Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine …

Oregon Hazelnut Growers Anticipate Largest Crop Ever

As the hazelnut industry continues to grow in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon growers are expecting a record breaking crop this year, as shared by Larry George of George Packing Company at the Annual Summer Tour of the Nut Growers Society recently held in Albany, Oregon.  Watch this brief interview with Larry as he provides some special insights on the developing …

Farmer Member on CA Water Resources Control Board Urges Farmers

Although the California Water Resources Control Board may not be terribly popular amidst local farming communities due to recent actions that have not been in the best interests of agriculture, what you may not know is that there are farmers that sit on this board, including Dorene D’Adamo.  Watch this brief interview with Dorene as she explains that it will …

Current Status of CA Groundwater Sustainability Agencies – Deadline Approaching

The California State Water Resources Control Board is getting ready to crack down on farmers for their increased use of groundwater unless their local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies can come up with a sustainable plan that will not overdraft local groundwater resources.  Watch this brief interview with Taryn Ravazzini from the California Department of Water Resources as she shares a progress …

US Pistachio Shipments Remain Strong Despite Increased Tariffs

Despite the recent increased tariffs slapped onto US pistachios in the midst of an international trade war, consumers worldwide just can’t get enough of them.  Watch this brief interview with Richard Matoian from American Pistachio Growers and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank our sponsor Duarte Nursery and attend one of their upcoming Bennett Hickman …

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