Hazelnuts

Do you have Phytophthora Root Rot or Wet Feet in your Hazelnut Orchard?

  Oregon growers had a wet spring and experienced flooding in some areas, which led to phytophthora root rot and “Wet Feet” in some trees.  Watch this brief interview with Oregon State University Plant Pathologist Jay Pscheidt as he explains these two conditions and how to treat infected trees.  Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Subscribe for FREE at https://malcolmmedia.com/pacific-nut-producer-magazine-subscriptions/. Be …

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 …

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 …

Oregon State University Shares Characteristics of Different Hazelnut Varieties

The hazelnut breeding program at Oregon State University (OSU) has been doing a great job over the years developing new blight resistant hazelnut varieties better suited for todays growing industry in the Pacific Northwest.  Back at the Nut Growers Society’s Annual Meeting in Corvallis, Becky McCluskey from the OSU Department of Horticulture showcased some of these varieties. Watch this brief …

Hazelnut Irrigation Considerations with Agricare

Micro-irrigation is becoming more popular in the Pacific Northwest hazelnut industry.  Watch this brief interview with Agricare agronomist TJ Hafner, as he shares what’s worked best in his experience.  Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.  Don’t currently receive this monthly publication. Subscribe for FREE at https://malcolmmedia.com/pacific-nut-producer-magazine-subscriptions/.

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 …

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