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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? …

New Strain of Eastern Filbert Blight Concerns the Hazelnut Industry

Eastern Filbert Blight has historically been a curse to the Pacific Northwest hazelnut industry, that is, until Oregon State University released several blight-resistant varieties. So, with exception to some of the older orchards remaining, growers have looked at this disease as a thing of the past. But is it really? Watch this brief interview with Shawn Mehlenbacher from the Hazelnut Breeding Program at …

Pacific Northwest Hazelnut Market Update with Terry Ross

Watch this brief interview with Terry Ross from the Hazelnut Bargaining Association as he shares some of the dynamics impacting Pacific Northwest hazelnut prices as the industry seeks to grow its share of the world market with their premium crop.  Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. If you’re not currently receiving the print publication, subscribe for free at: https://malcolmmedia.com/subscribe/ Please thank …

Hazelnut Shells Get New Life as Strong, Sustainable Panels

Harvest a hazelnut, and you’re left with a shell. These hard, thin, slow-decaying husks are typically mulched or discarded, but Washington State University scientist Vikram Yadama has found a new way to upcyle leftover hazelnut shells into durable panels for cabinets, tables, and other products. At WSU’s Composite Materials Engineering Center, Yadama and a team of doctoral students turn agricultural waste …

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