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Using Solar Energy in Agriculture to Limit Climate Change, Assist Rural Communities

Oregon State University — Co-developing land for both solar photovoltaic power and agriculture could provide 20% of total electricity generation in the United States with an investment of less than 1% of the annual U.S. budget, a new paper by Oregon State University researchers found. Wide-scale installation of agrivoltaic systems could lead to an annual reduction of 330,000 tons of …

Grower Survey to Address Future Innovations in Weed Management

Weeds can be a significant problem in berries, tree fruits, tree nuts, and vine crops (e.g. grapes, hops, etc.) especially after transplanting and during flowering and fruit and nut set. Herbicides are a primary tool for managing weeds, even though the evolution of herbicide resistance has limited the utility of many products and off-target movement can sometimes result in damage …

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 …

Sunburn vs. Sunscald on Young Hazelnut Tree Trunks

Your new hazelnut orchard may have made it through the summer without much sunburn on the trunk, but did you know your trees may also be susceptible to sunscald this winter/spring?  Watch this brief video with Heather Andrews from Oregon State University Extension to gain a better understanding of the difference between sunburn and sunscald damage, and how to prevent …

Oregon Hazelnut Growers Anticipate Largest Crop Ever

As the hazelnut industry continues to grow in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon growers are expecting a record breaking crop this year, as shared by Larry George of George Packing Company at the Annual Summer Tour of the Nut Growers Society recently held in Albany, Oregon.  Watch this brief interview with Larry as he provides some special insights on the developing …

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!

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 …

Hazelnut Irrigation Considerations with Agricare

Micro-irrigation is becoming more popular in the Pacific Northwest hazelnut industry.  Watch this brief interview with Agricare agronomist TJ Hafner, as he shares what’s worked best in his experience.  Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.  Don’t currently receive this monthly publication. Subscribe for FREE at https://malcolmmedia.com/pacific-nut-producer-magazine-subscriptions/.

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 …

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