August 14, 2017

Our very own Birkemeier Family was featured in the last issue of Pacific Nut Producer magazine! Click below to view the article, and if you aren't already subscribed, sign up today - it's free!

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 Kro...

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. In p...

December 1, 2016

Did you have a problem with Pacific flatheaded borer in your orchards this year? If so, this great article from West Coast Nut Magazine might give you some insight about the pest and how to protect your hazelnut trees!

Find the whole article at: http://wcngg.c...

September 2, 2016

Give to those in need this harvest!

Willamette Hazelnut Growers is proud to partner with Farmers Ending Hunger to help donate field run hazelnuts.

How it works...

1. Deliver your crop to any Willamette Receiving Station

2. Pledge a number of p...

April 5, 2016


We live in a state that is a melting pot for agriculture.  The ideal climate and fertile soil allows us to grow hazelnuts, grapes, timber, and livestock.  According to data issued by the USDA, in 2015 Oregon was top 10 in the U.S. for production in multiple categories...

April 5, 2016

    2016 looks like another early year with the bloom a few weeks ahead of normal.  Early on we experienced record rainfalls and windstorms across the valley.  The weather put a hold on planting and application, but we will have fuller reservoirs and snowpack than last...

April 5, 2016


After a gruesome 6-hour debate, the Oregon senate passed a bill that will increase the minimum wage by geographical sectors.  The bill was later signed by Governor Kate Brown and could give Oregon the highest minimum wage in the country by 2022.

Over the course of 6 ye...

January 1, 2016

We hope you had a successful harvest.  The dry conditions allowed for cleaner hazelnuts going through the wash line.  We saw promising yields from the new varieties, which is exciting not only to us, but the industry as well.

The biggest management task in the wint...

December 4, 2015


Located on our "Orchard Support" page is a form titled "Jay Depredation Form."  The US Fisheries and Wildlife ask that orchard owners fill out the paper and send it in to keep track on how many Jays are removed from their property in Oregon and Washington in 2015....

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