Hazelnuts

High Density Planting of Hazelnuts: Considerations and Precautions

High or double-density planting is becoming more common in the Pacific Northwest hazelnut industry, but there are some important things to know when considering this practice. Watch this brief interview with hazelnut grower and nurseryman Rich Birkemeier as he briefly provides some considerations and precautions in adopting this practice.  Read more about growing hazelnuts in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please …

OSU’s Woodhall Vineyard Serves as New South Willamette Valley Public Weather Data Source

A weather station in the AgriMet Cooperative Agricultural Weather Network was installed at OSU’s Woodhall Vineyard in late October 2020. The weather station will provide critical weather information and a climatic archive of weather conditions for the south Willamette Valley location. This is an important service for Oregon State University to provide grape growers, other agriculturists, and the public. Woodhall …

Hazelnut Marketing Board Projects Record Crop in Oregon

The Hazelnut Marketing Board has concluded its annual Subjective Yield Survey, and the numbers look promising for the 2020 harvest. According to the survey, the harvest projects to be approximately 59,000 tons, which would be a record yield for Oregon’s hazelnut growers. The Hazelnut Marketing Board stresses that the Subjective Yield Survey is only a guesstimate and not an exact …

Oregon Department of Ag Approves New Herbicide Use for Young Hazelnut Orchards

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has approved SLN No. OR-200011, a Special Local Need registration under FIFRA Section 24(c), to allow use of the Albaugh, LLC product Quinstar® 4L, EPA Reg. No. 42750-169, for control of field bindweed and other weeds in hazelnuts (non-bearing only) grown in Oregon. The label and completed EPA Form 8570-25 for this SLN are …

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