Tag Archive: Oregon

May 21

Weed, Water, and Nutrient Management Practices for Organic Blackberry Production

Oregon’s berry crop industry is diverse and economically important. In 2011, about 23,000 acres on over 1000 family farms were harvested for a farm gate value of more than $123 M. Blackberry acreage continues to grow with new growers requiring basic information and existing growers struggling to remain economically viable in a global market. Growers …

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May 21

Organic Blueberry Production Systems in Oregon

Oregon’s berry crop industry is diverse and economically important. In 2011, about 23,000 acres on over 1000 family farms were harvested for a farm gate value of more than $123 M. Organic blueberry acreage in the USA increased from 480 acres in 2003 to 1,950 acres in 2008. Blueberry acreage continues to grow with new …

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Nov 22

Hazelnut breeding for disease resistance and climate adaptation

Oregon produces 99% of US commercial hazelnuts, with farmgate sales at $60-75 million. Oregon hazelnuts attract a premium price for large nuts compared to any other production area. Commercial plantings began in 1905; the area planted to hazelnuts reached 29,000 acres in 1986 when eastern filbert blight (EFB) was found in Clackamas County, OR. Chemical …

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