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Hazelnut Grower Trial Farm Tour: Port Dover Farms

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Hazelnut Grower Trial Farm Tour: Port Dover Farms

Time: September 9, 2017 from 11am to 2:30pm
Location: 156 Marburg Road
City/Town: Port Dover, ON N1H 7R1
Website or Map: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/h…
Event Type: farm, tour
Organized By: Ontario Hazelnut Association
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2017

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Event Description

The OHA is pleased to be hosting, in partnership with Port Dover Farms, the next public tour of the farms in our Grower Trial Program!

Graham Dyer, the President and CEO of Farms.com, will walk you through a tour of his orchard and talk about his experiences in his first year after planting ten acres in high-density (270 trees per acre) hazelnuts in Spring 2016.

This tour is free to attend and open to all.

Agenda

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Arrival - Coffee and donuts provided by OHA.

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM:

Introductions

  • Welcome & Oregon Summer Tour Experiences - Graham Dyer, President & CEO, Farms.com

  • OHA Introduction and History - Linda Grimo, Chair, OHA

  • Overview of Grower Trial Project and Tour Schedule -Andrew Nixon, Project Manager, OHA

Field Tour

  • Site selection and planning - irrigation, drainage, variety selection

  • Mechanized planting process

  • Post-planting care - irrigation, weather, disease management, equipment, etc.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM:

Lunch

Industry Overview 

  • Ferrero Plan for Ontario - Fabrizio Secco, CEO, Ferrero Canada & Barb Yates, Senior Agronomist, Ferrero Canada

  • Cracking the Nut: Hazelnut Economics - Graham Dyer

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Hazelnut Panel Q&A

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