Filters for Filberts!
A vegetated buffer at the edges of the field can help filter and absorb runoff, excess nutrients and any chemicals that might make there way offsite.
Cover cropping inter row can also dramatically reduce the amount of soil loss in the orchard, help suppress weeds and increase the soils ability to hold water and nutrients.
The Soil and Water Conservation District can help with grant funding for the installation of vegetated filter strips around Hazelnut orchards. Call 503-391-9927