Willamette Valley Filbert Growers
Growers are welcome to attend a filbert pruning demonstration/workshop hosted by Crop Production Services  with Lane County Extension Agent Ross Pennhallegon, on Thursday, February 2 from 9 am to 12 pm.  The demonstration will take place at the Mid Valley Farms Orchard on Boston Mill Road, off Seven Mile Lane in Tangent.  Ross has been instrumental in "opening up" this 30 year old orchard.  Ross will cover pruning philosophies for both mature and young filberts.  Please contact your CPS fieldman if you plan on attending.
Willamette Valley Processed Vegetable Growers Annual Meeting

The Vegetable Growers Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 23 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center. The program begins with a welcome from OPVC Chair Gary Hull at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 3:45 p.m.  Lunch will be served compliments of the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission.  2.5 hours of Oregon and Washington pesticide re-certification have been applied for.  RSVP by January 20 to Lee Ann Julson, Department of Horticulture at OSU  by fax at 541-737-3479, or by phone at 541-737-3479

Stripe Rust

I found this article in the Capital Press and i thought it would be interesting to most.

The link is below.


Be sure to talk to your CPS fieldman if you have any questions.

Cameren Moran

Annual Meeting of the Nut Growers Society

The 97th Annual meeting of the Nut Growers Society is coming up just around the corner. The meeting is on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 starting at 8:00am and closing at 1pm. There are some good topics if you are a current grower or thinking about starting your own Filbert orchard.

This is the itenerary for the meeting.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

97th Annual Meeting of the Nut Growers Society of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia
To register for this meeting go to www.oregonhazelnuts.orgProgram Co-Chairs:Location:
Hall A
8:00 am - 8:30 amCoffee & Schnecken-
8:30 am - 8:45 amNGS Annual Business Meeting-
8:45 am - 9:00 amPresident's MessageNGS President Gene Tinker
9:00 am - 9:45 amKeynote: Emerging Markets and the Future of the Hazelnut IndustryDr. Thomas Reardon, Dept. of Ag, Food & Resource Economics, Michigan State University **Live from Beijing!**
9:45 am - 10:15 amRelease of Additional New VarietiesDr. Shawn Mehlenbacher, OSU Hazelnut Breeder
10:15 am - 10:30 amHazelnuts & Food Safety UpdatePolly Owen, Hazelnut Industry Office
10:30 am - 10:40 amGrower of the Year Presentation-
10:40 am - 11:10 amBreak - Cheese, Fruit & Hazelnuts-
11:10 am - 11:40 amThe Tree that Never Sleeps! A Salute to Hazelnut PhysiologyJeff Olsen, OSU Horticulturist
11:40 am - 12:10 pmTree Density & Economic Return - Panel DiscussionVernon Bruck, Bruce Chapin, Ben Mitchell & Jeff Olsen
12:10 pm - 12:40 pmIs Chipping Really an Option for Burning? - Panel DiscussionSean Denfeld, Ryan Glasser, Paul Newell & Steve Heesacker
To register for this meeting go to http://www.oregonhazelnuts.org/

For those who have gone before it has moved this year to Building A at the Portland Expo Center. There is free parking and also free entry to the NW Ag show.

I hope everyone has had a great new year and ready to start another busy year.