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Nut Grower's Society Summer Tour


Wednesday, August 7, 2013 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

August 7, 2013 – Annual Nut Growers Society Summer Tour Round up your family and crew and join your fellow growers for the 54th Annual NGS Tour!

There will be a wide variety of information for seasoned growers as well those who are just planting for the first time. The St. Paul area offers a wonderful look at the hazelnut industry. The famous St. Paul Rodeo grounds is an excellent backdrop for the equipment show and BBQ. No registration necessary – hope to see you there! Tour day cell phones: 503.333.7776 and 503.705.0800.

First Stop: Kirsch Family Farms 4999 Mahony Rd NE St. Paul, OR 97137

8:00 am - Registration, Costco Rolls Schnecken & Coffee

8:30 am – Welcome by President Sean Denfeld

8:45 am – World Crop Overview – Past President Tim Aman

8:55 am– Overview of the Kirsch Family Farm Operation – Brenda Kirsch

9:10 am – Break Out Sessions – given three times

9:15 to 9:35 am Canopy Management in ‘Barcelona’ – Team presentation by Brenda Kirsch & Dan Keeley

9:40 to 10:00 am Hazelnut Pollinizer Management – Jeff Olsen, OSU Extension Horticulturist

10:05 to 10:25 am Hazelnut Propagation Methods – Dave Smith, OSU Research Assistant

Second Stop: Dan and JoAnn Keeley Orchard 5975 Buyserie Rd NE St. Paul, OR 97137

11:10 am Keeley Farm Overview - Dan & JoAnn Keeley

Three break-out sessions presented three times:

11:25 – 11:45 am Young Tree Management – Dan Keeley & Jeff Olsen

11:50 – 12:10 pm Orchard Leveling Demo & Food Safety Update – President Sean Denfeld & Michael Morrisey, OSU

12:15 – 12:35 pm New Cultivars – Becky McCluskey, OSU Research Assistant

Final Stop -St Paul Rodeo Grounds 20025 4th St NE
St Paul, OR 97137

1 pm – Equipment & Vendor Show

2 – 4 pm - McKillips Chicken BBQ! Please note that the BBQ will be $10 per person.

For more information please call 503.678.6823.  


Off Campus
St Paul area
BBQ will be $10 per person
Polly Owen, Hazelnut Industry Office
503-678-6823
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