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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/ …

Top 5 Things to Consider at Almond Hullsplit

Hullsplit is a time when growers’ various orchard practices – proper irrigation, nutrient management, pest control and orchard monitoring – come together in an effort to maximize almond quality and yield. To assist during this busy season, we’ve pulled together a list of the top five things you should consider before hullsplit. 1. Measuring Hullsplit Progress Proper detection is the …

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 …

“Cautiously Optimistic” about Leaffooted Bug Lure & Trap

Almond Board of California — With the rise of leaffooted bug damage showing up in almond kernels at the handler, the bottom line of growers is at stake. Research funded by the Almond Board of California and conducted at UC Riverside, is expanding much needed tools for effective IPM monitoring protocol to combat the pest. Across the industry, handlers have …

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 …

Spray Timing for Almond Bloom Diseases with Brent Holtz

Beekeepers have begun delivering hives to almond orchards and the buds of all varieties are swelling and prepping for bloom. Watch this brief interview with UCCE Farm Advisor Brent Holtz as he shares some important advice with growers regarding bloom fungicide spray timing, and read his monthly Almond Tasks column in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Trece for …

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 …

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