99th Annual Hazelnut Meeting at the Portland Ag Expo

Tanner Sheahan
CPS Tangent

This Wednesday is the 99th Annual Hazelnut Grower meeting at the Portland Ag Expo. This is a great opportunity to connect with the industry if you are interested. You can find the agenda here.

Hazelnuts, Truffles and the Willamette Valley

Jed Cappellazzi
CPS Agronomy

There was considerable interest at the Tangent CPS Hazelnut Growers Meeting about Truffle cultivation in the Willamette Valley.  I wanted to include some information here to help you along the decision making pathway.  I will refer you to an economic feasibility study conducted by David Pilz and other mycologists.  Trees inoculated with various truffle species can be purchased locally from New World Truffieres in Eugene, Oregon.  Management will be different from typical hazelnut orchards, particularly the use of systemic fungicides; a list of common fungicides with effects on ectomycorrhizal fungi is available from Mycorrhizal Applications out of Grants Pass, OR.  However, these have NEVER been tested on plants associated with Truffles and results may vary.  I would be happy to field other questions in the future and talk with anyone interested about the topic.  This may become an active research area in the future!

Hazelnut Mtg, January 14th

Tanner Sheahan
CPS Tangent

You might remember that we rescheduled the hazelnut meeting back in December due to Snowpocalypse 2013, or Snowmageddon if you prefer.

The scheduled date is 
this coming Tuesday, January 14th.
Halsey Community Center
100 W Halsey St.
Halsey, OR  97348 
7:30 a.m. Coffee and Donuts
8:00 a.m.—9:45 a.m.
· Tree Nutrition 
· Orchard floor Herbicides
· Pests in Filberts 
· Filbert Varieties
· Tree Pruning

In The Field 
Pruning and herbicide demonstration in a new orchard and in established orchards.
Fred's Famous BBQ lunch to follow at the Tangent branch. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Oregon Ryegrass Growers Association - 53rd Annual Meeting

 Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany

7:45 a.m.         Registration

8:30 a.m.         Welcome and Introduction
                                    Jesse Farver, ORGA Chairman
                        Treasurer’s Report
                                    Andrew Pohlschneider, ORGA Vice Chairman

8:45 a.m.         Oregon Ryegrass Growers Seed Commission
                                    Guy Lewis, Commission member

9:00 a.m.         Market Report         
                                    Sam Cable, Barenbrug USA
9:20 a.m.         Poster Session and Break
10:10 a.m.       Pesticide Label Update
                                    Rose Kachadoorian, Oregon Department of Agriculture
10:30 a.m.       Current Technologies in Ryegrass Production
                                    Eric Wavra, Sitech; Jammie Wutzke, Crop Production Services

11:25 a.m.       Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures
                                    Bruce McAllister, McAllister & Daughters
11:55 a.m.       ORGA Service Award
                                    Presented by Andrew Pohlschneider, ORGA Vice Chairman

noon                Prime Rib Lunch by Affair Catering

1:00 p.m.         Quality Control in Exporting Agricultural Products
                                    Jim Cramer, Oregon Department of Agriculture

1:45 p.m.         Alternative Crops: Daikon Radish Production
                                    Terry Ross, Integrated Seed Growers
2:30 p.m.         Achieving Ryegrass Yield Potentials through Current Management
                                    Tom Chastain, Oregon State

3:00 p.m.         Raffle and Adjourn