Successful Hazelnut Grower Champions Drip Irrigation

April 6, 2017


One of the newest applications in hazelnut production is the installation of irrigation to water the trees. Jeff Newton, a longtime grower at Crimson West/Christensen Farms in McMinnville, Oregon, is a pioneer in using drip irrigation to produce higher nut yields.

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The Growth Project

Willamette Hazelnut is the longest running hazelnut supplier in America. 

Founded in 1976, Willamette has been dedicated to strengthening the Oregon industry and setting the highest standard in product quality and grower support. 


Today, in our third generation, Willamette delivers Oregon's best hazelnuts around the world and supports our growers from planting to harvest.



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Spring Growth Project Meeting

May 15, 2017

On Thursday, May 4th, we had our Spring Growth Project Meeting for Willamette Hazelnut growers at Kropf Family Farms. If you happened to have missed the meeting, the topics and speakers were as follows: 


Spring Fungicide - Jay Pscheidt

Ground Management - Barney Kropf

Weed Management - Marcelo Moretti

Q&A - Rich Birkemeier, Jeff Newton, and Barney Kropf

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