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.
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Arrival - Coffee and donuts provided by OHA.
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM:
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
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:
Served by David's Restaurant
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