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Australian Nut Conference

I went to the Australian Nut Conference in March this year and was blown away by the nutritional benefit of nuts. I knew they were good but hearing the presentation from the pre-eminent nutrition researcher on heart health, Prof. Sabate, … Continue reading

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Harvest 2013

Harvest is going better than anticipated with 55kg harvested so far and one final pick up to go. We’ve been harvesting by hand as a mechanical harvester is not a value for money expense just yet.  We’ve also been drying the nuts … Continue reading

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Irrigation

We have been racing to finish the irrigation for our newly planted trees this spring and summer and are still working hard. As spring and summer have been quite dry, the trees are thirsty. The dam level is dropping as … Continue reading

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Nuts have set

What a relief it is to see nuts on our orchard trees. Admittedly it is only a few nuts per tree but over 1000 trees it will possibly come to 60kg this harvest. While not enough to sell, it will … Continue reading

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ArtEntWine

ArtEntWine is a fantastic festival in the West Tamar in October. Over 4 weekends visit the halls and communities in the area sampling local arts, crafts, produce and wine. Tamar Valley Hazelnuts will be at Killiecrankie Farm in Glengarry on the … Continue reading

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Draft Conference Program Released!

HGA Conference Program -draft release Hazelnut Growers of Australian annual conference will be held in Launceston on the 3-5th November 2012 and provide great networking opportunity for new, potential and existing growers to talk about the hazlenut industry. Come and … Continue reading

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Women in Rural Lifestyles Discussion Group

The Women in Rural Lifestyles (W.i.R.L) Group is presenting a series of evening discussions on farming and business for people in the West Tamar area. They will be held in the Exeter Show Grounds on the 1st Monday of the … Continue reading

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HGA Annual Conference in Tasmania

Tasmania will host the annual conference for the Hazelnut Growers of Australia this November from the 3-5th. Located in Launceston, this is a great opportunity for potential new growers to understand about the hazelnut business and meet with experienced growers … Continue reading

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19th May Farm Field Day

New and experienced hazelnut growers and interested people are invited to a farm field day on the 19th May from 10-12pm. A gold coin donation is requested. Morning tea will be provided and opportunity to talk with other growers. Hazelnut … Continue reading

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Trees for Sale!

Hazelnut tree orders are now being taken for the winter. Pick up will be in July-August. Planting can take place between July and September and trees stored bare rooted in moist, hardwood sawdust over their dormancy. The best sawdust is … Continue reading

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