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Government invests to help launch hazelnut farming in Ontario

Staff Writer |
Ontario may soon be home to thousands of acres of Hazelnut orchards.

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Member of Parliament for London North Centre, Peter Fragiskatos on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced an investment of up to $492,052 to the Ontario Hazelnut Association (OHA) to help develop the hazelnut 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.

This project is being conducted in partnership with the University of Guelph and Ferrero Canada.

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