Hazelnut production in Oregon is projected at 68,000 tons
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Hazelnut production in Oregon is projected at 68,000 tons, according to an objective yield study by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. If implemented, it would be 12 percent less than last year’s record harvest of 77.5 thousand tons. The bearing area increased to 68,000 acres this year against 61,000 acres in 2021.
The percentage of good nuts analyzed in the laboratory was 88 percent. The average dry weight of one good nut was 2.9 grams, compared to 3.2 grams in 2020. The average nut size recorded was 4.7, compared to 5.6 in 2020. The number of nuts harvested from the tree this year was 314, compared to 264 harvested in 2020. Large nuts (NASS lab sizes 4, 5, and 6) make up 42 percent of the total number of useful nuts. Jumbo nuts (NASS lab sizes 7 and 8) accounted for 23 percent of the total. An objective yield study was not conducted in 2021 due to a lack of personnel.
Special thanks to the Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Board for funding this survey.
– USDA NASS
https://www.morningagclips.com/2022-hazelnut-production-forecast-down-12-percent/ The forecast for hazelnut production in 2022 has decreased by 12 percent