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Recent Discovery that May Help Growers Combat Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Research entomologists are getting ready to give invasive pest Brown Marmorated Stink Bug a ‘taste of its own medicine’, as they’ve identified three volatile compounds in certain plants that attract the male. Watch this brief interview with Oregon State University Entomologist Vaughn Walton as he shares how he believes this discovery can be used to monitor and even deter the …

Bacterial Blight Becoming Most Costly Disease for Hazelnut Growers

As more Eastern Filbert Blight resistant hazelnut varieties continue to be planted across the Willamette Valley of Oregon, bacterial blight is quickly becoming the most costly disease issue growers are facing. Younger trees are more susceptible to this disease, and it can be found plaguing nearly every young orchard in the valley at one level or another. Watch this brief …

Hazelnut Orchard Irrigation Trends & Considerations

As Oregon hazelnut growers experience hotter, dryer summers, the industry is trending away from traditional dryland farming and installing irrigation systems as they plant new orchards. Watch this brief interview with OSU Hazelnut Extension Specialist Nik Wiman as he discusses the variety of irrigation options growers are adopting around the Willamette Valley and why.  Read more about it in Pacific …

Filbertworm Mating Disruption in Hazelnut Becomes More Economical

When it comes to hazelnut insect pests, filbertworm is number one.  Managing the pest with insecticides and novel mating disruption technology can also be quite costly; however, Oregon State University has been seeing some positive results through field trials and recent studies that not only prove the efficacy of mating disruption, but also make the technology more affordable for the …

Subjective Yield Survey Results Project an Oregon Hazelnut Crop of 62,000 Tons

The Hazelnut Marketing Board has concluded its annual Subjective Yield Survey, and according to projections, the harvest is anticipated to be approximately 62,600 tons. The Subjective Yield Survey is conducted by sending cards to hazelnut farmers and asking them to project what they think their yield will be based on how hazelnuts trees look in mid-July. A challenging weather year …

Lessons Learned from Devastating Ice Storm Damage in Hazelnut

Just within the last twelve months, oregon hazelnut growers have weathered wildfires, ice storms and heat waves. While some have been more impacted than others, there are some important lessons to be learned to prepare for future disasters which inevitably will occur. Watch this brief interview with OSU Hazelnut Extension Specialist Nik Wiman as he explains, and read more about …

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