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In The News

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Cherry harvest proves a success despite weather challenges

“It has been another strange year in the cherry world but most growers in Wasco County seem pleased with harvest this year,” said Ashley...

What chemicals attract filbertworm to hazelnuts

Betsey Miller, OSU Horticulture Instructor/Researcher discusses her latest research on filbertworm. But what exactly attracts filbertworm to...


Like a Fine Wine Varietal, Each Hazelnut is Unique

At about the same time, Oregon State University (OSU) started to release new varieties bred for the much larger world kernel market. These new...

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Oregon hazelnuts rebound after fierce ice storm

Nik Wiman, an orchard specialist at Oregon State University, said newer varieties of hazelnut trees proved more resilient in the ice storm as...


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