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Oregon State University Shares Characteristics of Different Hazelnut Varieties

The hazelnut breeding program at Oregon State University (OSU) has been doing a great job over the years developing new blight resistant hazelnut varieties better suited for todays growing industry in the Pacific Northwest.  Back at the Nut Growers Society’s Annual Meeting in Corvallis, Becky McCluskey from the OSU Department of Horticulture showcased some of these varieties. Watch this brief …

Introducing the New PollyO Hazelnut Variety

With Eastern Filbert Blight taking a major toll on older hazelnut orchards in the Pacific Northwest, many growers are looking to replant their blocks with new blight resistant varieties. One of the newest of these varieties released by Oregon State University’s hazelnut breeding program is known as PollyO. Check out this brief interview with plant breeder Shawn Mehlenbacher to learn …