Hazelnuts

How Oregon Hazelnuts Fit into Current Global Market Dynamics

While the 2022 hazelnut crop forecast is down from last year’s yields in the Pacific Northwest, there appears to be no shortage of hazelnuts on the global scale currently. Watch this brief interview with hazelnut packers Mike Firestone and Sean Denfeld as they share their perspectives on the global hazelnut market and how Oregon hazelnuts fit into the mix.  Read …

Pest and Disease Management Considerations for Organic Hazelnut Growers

Considering converting your hazelnut farm to organic production but not sure how to keep pest and disease pressure at bay? Watch this brief video with the organic grower Taylor Larson from the Oregon Organic Hazelnut Collective as he offers his personal insights and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Don’t currently receive the monthly publication? Subscribe for free at: https://malcolmmedia.com/subscribe/ …

New Hazelnut Receiving Station Paves Way for Bulk Handling

The Nut Growers Society is holding their Summer Hazelnut Tour this year at K&D System’s new receiving station in Albany, OR.  Watch this brief video with the Kropf brothers to get a sneak preview of what attendees will get to see at their new state-of-the-art bulk handling receiving station. Be sure to attend the Summer Tour this year and read more …

What Chemicals Attract Filbertworm to Hazelnuts

Filbertworm is a notorious pest of filberts or hazelnuts; it certainly didn’t get its name from eating other nuts. But what exactly attracts filbertworm to Pacific Northwest hazelnut orchard? Experts are looking into this at Oregon State University  to help growers to find new ways to manage the pest. Watch this brief Betsey Miller as she explains; and read more …

Oregon Hazelnut Grower Shares Experience with Mechanized Pruning

Due to increasing labor costs and shortages in recent years, many painstaking tasks on the farm are now being mechanized, and Pacific Northwest hazelnut growers are beginning to see mechanical pruning as a more reliable and economical alternative to traditional hand-pruning. But when is an appropriate time to begin this practice for those who have just recently planted new orchards? …

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