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Hazelnuts are the most important orchard crop in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where nearly the entire U.S. crop is produced. It is also known for the innovative cultivars developed at Oregon State ...

Visiting American academic, Dr Todd Einhorn is a Pomologist with Oregon State University and says new varieties of pear are the key to attracting new consumers. (Australian Broadcast Corp)

Jeff Olsen, Professor and Extension Orchard Crops Specialist based in Yamhill County, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014.

For cherry producers, Krymsk 5 and Krymsk 6 offer promising alternatives to achieve ideal output and quality, explained Oregon State University Extension professor Lynn Long. (

Cherry Fruit Fly models developed by Oregon State University indicate that the cherry fruit fly emerged in The Dalles Wednesday, May 15.

Shawn Mehlenbacher, professor of horticulture at OSU, has been working on developing the resistant hazelnuts for more than 25 years (NPR)

From OSU’s renowned hazelnut-breeding program, Wepster, new, high-yielding, blight-resistant hazelnut tree. (Mail Tribune)

Mehlenbacher was presented the award for his contributions to hazelnut genetics and cultivar development.

Choosing a proper site for a hazelnut orchard is the most important step a grower can take. (Capital Press)

Oregon State University has announced the upcoming release of a new commercial hazelnut variety resistant to Eastern filbert blight.

Dr. Anita Azarenko, chair of Oregon State University’s Department of Horticulture, received the Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers' Cooperator