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Nut Growers Society Annual Hazelnut Meeting

The Nut Growers Society Annual Winter Meeting will be at the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU Campus.  All registration, trade show and meeting will be at the LaSells Stewart Center only.  We are NOT using the CH2M Hill Building this year. NGS President Christy Cooke and her board members Lance Kirk, Jason Perrott, Wyatt Wanner and Tom Rogers have …

OSU Hazelnut Bacterial Blight Workshop

A reminder of the importance of applying copper sprays on young orchards to protect against bacterial blight this fall. We have been seeing some devastating impacts of the disease in new orchards in the last few years. Information about bacterial blight can be found in the disease management handbook: https://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/host-disease/hazelnut-corylus-avellana-bacterial-blight Also see the hazelnut PMG: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em8328.pdf Below/attached is a flyer for an …

Do you have Phytophthora Root Rot or Wet Feet in your Hazelnut Orchard?

  Oregon growers had a wet spring and experienced flooding in some areas, which led to phytophthora root rot and “Wet Feet” in some trees.  Watch this brief interview with Oregon State University Plant Pathologist Jay Pscheidt as he explains these two conditions and how to treat infected trees.  Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Subscribe for FREE at https://malcolmmedia.com/pacific-nut-producer-magazine-subscriptions/. Be …

Pacific Flatheaded Borer in Hazelnuts Workshop

Oregon State University Extension is planning a workshop on flatheaded borers in orchard crops on Tuesday August 20 at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center. Please RSVP to heather.andrews@oregonstate.edu or call (541) 233-7871. We will be sharing BMSB monitoring tactics after we get through the borer content for those interested.

NGS Summer Hazelnut Tour

The Nut Growers Society Annual Summer Tour will consist of Break-Out Sessions, Plant Tours, a Vendor Show plus a large Hazelnut Equipment Show. More specific information will be available soon.  Pacific Nut Producer is a proud sponsor of the Summer Tour, so be sure to see us there!

New Hazelnut Pest Management Guide for the Willamette Valley

Oregon State University just released their 2019 updated hazelnut pest management guide for growers in the Willamette Valley, including pesticide and fungicide use guidelines (products, rates and application timing). The chemicals, formulations, and rates listed for insect, mite, and disease control are among the best recommendations based on label directions, research, and orchard use experience. Only a thorough knowledge of …

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 …