Hazelnuts

Nut Growers Society President Addresses New Eastern Filbert Blight Crisis

In addition to good news of higher prices and a new hazelnut variety release from Oregon State University, hazelnut growers in attendance at the Nut Growers Society Winter Meeting were also discussing and expressing much concern over a new strain of Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB). Now spreading around the Willamette Valley of Oregon, this new strain appears to be no …

Hazelnut Grower Keeps Nuts Out of the Mud by Cover Cropping

Like many tree nut commodities, hazelnuts are harvested from the orchard floor after dropping from the trees; however, Oregon growers tend to get more early fall rain events than their California nut grower neighbors. Harvest can get pretty muddy, adding extra processing costs to clean up the crop. The rains came again last year, impacting the later harvested varieties; however, …

New Root Borer Pest Invades Oregon Hazelnut Orchards

As if growers didn’t have enough to worry about already, a certain root borer grub (when in large numbers) is beginning to wreak havoc below the surface of Oregon hazelnut orchards. At a recent Nut Growers Society meeting, Pacific Nut Producer Editor Matthew Malcolm met with Nik Wiman, Orchard Crops Extension Specialist at Oregon State University, to discuss the impact …

Hazelnut Market Improves, Oregon Growers Celebrate Higher Prices

Pacific Northwest hazelnut growers at the recent Nut Growers Society Winter Meeting were happy with the news of improving market conditions and prices for their 2023 crop.  Watch this brief video with Terry Ross from the Hazelnut Growers Bargaining Association for the specifics, and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor George Packing Company for …

Attention Hazelnut Growers: USDA to Measure Financial Well-being of Northwest Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will spend several months gathering information about farm economics from farmers and ranchers across the Pacific Northwest, as the agency conducts the third and final phase of the 2023 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). “ARMS is the only survey that measures the current financial well-being of producers and their households as a whole,” said Dennis …

Oregon State University Releases Exciting New Hazelnut Variety, Thompson

Oregon State University has a world renowned hazelnut breeding program, and the newest variety, Thompson, has recently been released. Thompson has some impressing features pacific northwest growers will be interested in.  Watch this brief video interview with Shawn Mehlenbacher, head of the OSU hazelnut breeding program to gain the details, and learn more about this new variety at the Nut Growers …

New Product Registered for Weed & Sucker Control in Oregon Hazelnuts

Oregon hazelnut growers have a new tool to combat both weeds and suckers in young hazelnuts.  Watch this brief video with weed science expert Marcelo Moretti from Oregon State University to find out, and read more about hazelnut orchard management in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor George Packing Company for their industry support.

Increasing Presence and Damage of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Oregon Hazelnuts

While hazelnut growers have been dealing with higher input costs and less than ideal nut prices, they cannot afford to cut costs on their pest monitoring and management practices.  An invasive pest, known as brown marmorated stink bug has taken a particular fondness of hazelnuts and is spreading across most of the major hazelnut growing regions of Oregon.  Watch this …

Grower Innovates, Makes Planting Hazelnut Trees Easier

Planting orchards of trees can be quite a tedious process.  In some areas, inclement weather can also severely limit a grower’s planting window of opportunity. Watch this brief interview with Chris Ropp, host of the Nut Growers Society’s hazelnut Summer Tour this year, as he shares what he and his family have done to lighten their load and increase the …

Hazelnut Grower Modifies Weed/Sucker Spray Equipment to Save Money, Meet Needs

Watch this brief interview with Daniel Ropp, host of the Nut Growers Society’s hazelnut Summer Tour this year, as he shares what he and his family have done to modify some farm equipment in the shop to save money and build their own weed and sucker sprayer to better meet their needs. Read more about Oregon hazelnut growers in Pacific …

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