Parts of the Willamette Valley were hit hard by a weather system that brought snow and freezing rain mid February. Some orchards were devastated by the damage when branches and even entire tree trunks were split by heavy accumulations of precipitation.
This video discusses the amazing little samurai wasp that attacks brown marmorated stink bugs. Much of the footage was filmed at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center!
Click HERE to watch the video and learn more about the parasitoid wasp Trissolcus japonicus.
David Lowenstein accepted a position with Michigan State University Extension last spring and is now a consumer horticulture extension educator based out of Clinton Township. Congratulations David!
There are two upcoming workshops on hazelnut production. Both will be held at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center.
- Establishing equitable leases for Hazelnut orchards. Aug 9 from 1-3 PM.
- Hazelnut Integrated Pest Management workshop. Aug 23 from 1-4 PM.
More information and registration link here.
Welcome to the Wiman Lab!
The Orchard crops extension lab’s primary focus is research and extension in hazelnuts. The lab is based in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University with space in the main Corvallis, OR campus and in the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora, OR.