McKenzie River Valley farmers are learning how to confuse amorous filbert
moths - in order to reduce the hazelnut industry's use of pesticides that may end up in the McKenzie, the city of Eugene's sole source of drinking water.
During their growing years, filberts
use a surprisingly large amount of nitrogen (N).
Cobnuts and filberts
can be grown in any soil providing it is a sheltered spot.
According to one report, this summer's serious power outage was started in Oregon when some electrical cables shorted out, after touching filbert
It's known as Eastern Filbert
Blight, because in the eastern United States, a closely related shrub, called American hazelnut, harbors the blightcausing organism," says plant pathologist John Pinkerton who is in ARS' Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon.
In Bremen we sampled these crisp sugar cookies coated with a caramelized almond cream, and while in Trier (in the Moselle Valley) we discovered chocolate-glazed ground filbert
The SummerFair Filbert
Hunt, held for the first time last summer, was such a success that Willamalane Park and Recreation District is doing it again.
Fold in 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, filberts
, and 1/2 cup cooled thick chocolte ganache (recipe precedes).
You might want to enter a dessert in SummerFest's Filbert
Sweet Treat Contest on July 18, and possibly win cash and prizes.
Children turned out by the dozens Wednesday evening for a belated grand opening celebration for Filbert
Meadows Park in Eugene's Santa Clara area.
are known in most of the rest of the world as hazelnuts, and in obedience to commercial necessity the state panel representing the interests of filbert
ranchers is called the Oregon Hazelnut Commission.
Nuttiest Cook-Off recipes must include filberts
, but other than that, cooks are limited only by their imagination.
The festival got its start in 1989 with the filbert
theme because 99 percent of the nation's filberts
are grown in the Willamette Valley, according to the festival's brochure.
People come to experience the many tastes of the filbert
- from roasted to chocolate-coated to filberts
baked in pies.
That would halt production of filberts
, also known as hazelnuts, which pays for the operation of the ranch.