Hazelnuts

Hazelnut Orchard Irrigation Trends & Considerations

As Oregon hazelnut growers experience hotter, dryer summers, the industry is trending away from traditional dryland farming and installing irrigation systems as they plant new orchards. Watch this brief interview with OSU Hazelnut Extension Specialist Nik Wiman as he discusses the variety of irrigation options growers are adopting around the Willamette Valley and why.  Read more about it in Pacific …

Filbertworm Mating Disruption in Hazelnut Becomes More Economical

When it comes to hazelnut insect pests, filbertworm is number one.  Managing the pest with insecticides and novel mating disruption technology can also be quite costly; however, Oregon State University has been seeing some positive results through field trials and recent studies that not only prove the efficacy of mating disruption, but also make the technology more affordable for the …

Subjective Yield Survey Results Project an Oregon Hazelnut Crop of 62,000 Tons

The Hazelnut Marketing Board has concluded its annual Subjective Yield Survey, and according to projections, the harvest is anticipated to be approximately 62,600 tons. The Subjective Yield Survey is conducted by sending cards to hazelnut farmers and asking them to project what they think their yield will be based on how hazelnuts trees look in mid-July. A challenging weather year …

Lessons Learned from Devastating Ice Storm Damage in Hazelnut

Just within the last twelve months, oregon hazelnut growers have weathered wildfires, ice storms and heat waves. While some have been more impacted than others, there are some important lessons to be learned to prepare for future disasters which inevitably will occur. Watch this brief interview with OSU Hazelnut Extension Specialist Nik Wiman as he explains, and read more about …

2021 Oregon Hazelnut Crop Forecast

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has cancelled the release of their 2021 hazelnut crop forecast this year due to a labor shortage.  So what can growers anticipate of this year’s Oregon hazelnut crop? Watch this brief interview with Shaun George & Sean Denfeld to find out, and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Don’t currently receive the …

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