Hazelnuts

New Hazelnut Pest Management Guide for the Willamette Valley

Oregon State University just released their 2019 updated hazelnut pest management guide for growers in the Willamette Valley, including pesticide and fungicide use guidelines (products, rates and application timing). The chemicals, formulations, and rates listed for insect, mite, and disease control are among the best recommendations based on label directions, research, and orchard use experience. Only a thorough knowledge of …

How to Identify & Correct Magnesium Deficiencies in Hazelnuts

With all the new hazelnut acreage coming in in places where hazelnuts have never grown before, it is not uncommon to see some nutrient deficiencies in some of these young hazelnut trees. If you are seeing some interveinal chlorosis in some of the older leaves, you may be experiencing a magnesium deficiency. Check out this brief video interview with Aaron …

Pros & Cons of Trunk Guards vs Painting Young Hazelnut Trees

Pros & Cons of Trunk Guards vs Painting Young Hazelnut Trees

Many new acres of hazelnut trees are being planted in the Pacific Northwest, and growers may be wondering whether they should protect these young trees by painting the trunks or using trunk guards.  Oregon State University Extension is currently conducting some research on the topic, as shared back at the Nut Growers Society Summer Tour.  Watch this brief interview with …

Nutritional Recommendations for Young Hazelnut Trees

Nutritional Recommendations for Young Hazelnut Trees

Noticing some nutrient deficiencies in your newly planted hazelnut orchards? Check out this brief video interview with Aaron Heinrich from Oregon State University who shared some common nutrient deficiencies, and some ways to manage and even avoid it with some tips at planting. Read more about growing hazelnuts in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.ADVERTISEMENT

Dennis Glaser Hazelnut Grower of the Year

Dennis Glaser of Tangent was the recipient of the Nut Grower’s Society’s Grower of the Year Award for 2018 during its 104th Annual Meeting mid-January. The award is presented to a grower that has been a leader in the industry. Jason Perrott, NGS Vice President presented the award. He began with some history. Dennis’s roots are in farming. Before becoming …

International Trade Dispute May Open Doors for the Pacific Northwest Hazelnut Industry

Prior to the international trade disputations, China already had a tariff on US hazelnuts, making trade very difficult for Pacific Northwest hazelnut companies. Although this year’s series of events has thrown many other agricultural commodities under the bus as well, this is a great opportunity for the U.S. hazelnut industry to band together with other agricultural groups impact by Chinese …

Pros & Cons of Planting Hazelnuts on Berms

Planting a new hazelnut orchard? Consider planting on berms. Check out this brief video interview with Aaron Heinrich from Oregon State University who shares some of the pros and cons of berms for hazelnut growers. Read more about growing hazelnuts in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Don’t currently receive the magazine?  Don’t currently receive it? Subscribe for FREE today HereADVERTISEMENT

Introducing the New PollyO Hazelnut Variety

With Eastern Filbert Blight taking a major toll on older hazelnut orchards in the Pacific Northwest, many growers are looking to replant their blocks with new blight resistant varieties. One of the newest of these varieties released by Oregon State University’s hazelnut breeding program is known as PollyO. Check out this brief interview with plant breeder Shawn Mehlenbacher to learn …

Organic Hazelnut Farms Showcased in Upcoming Tour

Sustainability, Market Opportunities Concerns Drive Increase in Organic Hazelnuts Hazelnut growers looking for information and support for growing organically will have an opportunity to learn from experienced growers during a farm tour on August 15. The tour, hosted by Oregon Organic Hazelnuts cooperative, will showcase practices and tips from local farmers with certified organic and transitioning acreage.ADVERTISEMENT Oregon Organic Hazelnuts …

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