Orchard Crops

Wasp attacking a stink bug nymph
Pruning for an open center

Research and Extension

The Orchard Crops Extension Program is based out of the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, OR.  Our research is focused on developing best management practices for growing hazelnut and fruit tree in the Willamette Valley, and educating growers in the areas of orchard management, production, and pest control.  

Hazelnut Page

Tree Fruit Page


Upcoming Workshops

Please click here to register for any of our upcoming workshops


Past Workshops

Establishing Equitable Leases for Hazelnut Orchards

This workshop taught attendees about key factors for establishing an equitable lease for hazelnut orchards. 

AgBiz Logic is a sweet of economic tools, which can help guide businesses in making economic decisions.  Please click here to access the AgBiz Logic homepage.  The link for the AgBiz Logic resource page can be found here, and click on the Presentations tab to access past presenations.  The Establishing Equitable Lease PowerPoint presentation can be found here.  To access the AgLease 101 page, which helps land owners and land operators learn about alternative lease arrangements, click here.

Pruning Workshop

This workshop provided an opportunity to learn about pruning several different varieties of young hazelnut trees. This event was held in cooperation with Willamette Hazelnut Growers. 

If you were not able to attend the workshop, or would like to review some of the basic information that was presented, please take a look at our handout here.

Sprayer Calibration Workshop

The Sprayer Calibration Workshop was a great success, please click here to download the PowerPoint presentation from the class.

Click here to access TurboMist's free online software that can assist with calibrating your airblast sprayer.

Click here to obtain a free copy of Airblast 101- A comprehensive handbook that describes best practices for airblast spraying.


Social Media

OSU Hazelnut Extension Facebook Page

OSU Cider Apple Facebook Page

OSU Tree Fruit Extension Facebook Page


Please Click HERE to Donate to the Orchard Crops Extension Program