Ryan
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon

Winter Pruning

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Now that harvest is complete, attention is now focused on winter pruning. Pruning, while it is expensive, can be very beneficial to the health of your orchards. Most growers are cutting out deadwood, EFB infected trees, and pruning young trees to establish strong scaffolding. Cutting out dead wood is something that is done every year. […]

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon

January 2020 – Letter From COO Greg Thorsgard

https://www.wilco.coop/january-2020-letter-from-coo-greg-thorsgard/

Dear Grower, After nine months with Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, I’m excited to report an excellent and smooth 2019. We are expecting continued growth in the New Year by adding to our grower memberships and the Oregon Orchard® brand. I think the most exciting event this past year was when our state-of-the-art Donald processing facility […]

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Latest News, Oregon Orchard

Hazelnuts: The Next Almond?

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Seeding new ways from the old, HGO seeks to grow hazelnut consumption to new heights. Lisa Lupo, Editor QA magazine Photos by Jake Gravbrot Tim (left) and Tom Aman provide a tour of their Mount Angel, Ore., hazelnut orchard. Tree nut consumption has seen significant growth in the U.S. over the last five decades, with […]

2019 Crop Kernel Fill
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Oregon Orchard

Hazelnut Crop Update

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Our team is ready for a great crop at the processing plant. Hazelnuts are being packed and shipped as fast as they are coming in. A couple of things we are seeing with the raw nuts; the moisture has been higher than last year, and the kernel fill is much better. Last year the moisture […]

Ryan
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Oregon Orchard

Ryan’s Corner November 2019

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Here it is, November and we’re soon to welcome a new decade! On Sept. 20th we received our first load of hazelnuts at the HGO plant in Donald. Being new to HGO and the Hazelnut industry, I heard the stories of the 2018 harvest being fast and furious by industry standards. The 2019 harvest has […]

Oregon Orchard Hazelnut Products
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Latest News, Oregon Orchard

New Products Hit Shelves

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We have kicked off our retail push to secure placement of our seasoned and raw/roasted packaged products out into the marketplace! “That’s the best packaging I have seen among several manufacturers presenting hazelnuts for our stores,” said the buyer at the Albertsons Companies, Portland region. Those were the first words of praise for our new […]

Sam Bugarsky Ceo
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Oregon Orchard

November 2019 Letter From CEO Sam Bugarsky

https://www.wilco.coop/november-2019-letter-from-ceo-sam-bugarsky/

There’s been a lot of change at Wilco and HGO these past few years and I want to take this opportunity to reassure you that our business units are well-positioned for the future. First, with the recent and sudden leadership change, please know that our momentum will not slow down. We have an excellent leadership […]

Oregon Orchard Seasoned Hazelnuts
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Oregon Orchard® Product Changes

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Donald, OR – Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO) has recently launched its product line of new Oregon Orchard® seasoned snack products.  This line of 8 oz. re-sealable pouched snacks is now available at the Oregon Hazelnut Marketplace and all Wilco Farm Stores in Oregon and Washington.  Oregon Orchard’s seasoned hazelnuts are currently selling online at https://www.oregonorchard.com/ […]

New Oregon Orchard Website
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Latest News, Oregon Orchard

Oregon Orchard® Website Gets a New Look

https://www.wilco.coop/oregon-orchard-website-gets-a-new-look/

With the release of the new Oregon Orchard® brand is an updated website! Thanks to the combined efforts of the Wilco/HGO Marketing teams and Portland Web Design, the oregonorchard.com site now features the new logo and packaging designs far better than the previous website. While the website debuted its new look in August, it will […]

Food For Thought HGO
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, Latest News, Oregon Orchard

Food For Thought

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When combining herbicides and young hazelnuts, a clean spray tank is essential! Younger trees are susceptible to damage from herbicides not typically used on hazelnut orchards. Glyphosate, 2-4D, and other herbicides can cause stunted growth, abnormal growth patterns in tree wood, and possibly kill the young tree. When using only one herbicide rig, it is […]