Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hazelnut growers get a boost

The province this week promised up to $492,052 to the Ontario Hazelnut Association to help develop the hazelnut Industry.

Ferrero Canada, which has a chocolate factory in Brantford to serve the North American market, is also sponsoring development of the industry.

This investment enables the Ontario Hazelnut Association (OHA) to develop orchard management practices to enhance early development of hazelnut trees, develop strategies to mitigate drought stress in nursery trees and establish production techniques to multiply hazelnut plants for commercial use, says a news release from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

The University of Guelph is also a partner on the project.