Introducing Cold Tolerance in Hazelnut

Providing genomics-driven “stress-buster” solutions to mitigate the impacts of climate fluctuations on field-grown hazelnuts, this project is enhancing the productivity, sustainability, and profitability of Ontario’s agri-food sector. The team has recently published a manuscript which reports on hazelnut varieties that can withstand Ontario winters and provide a toolkit to hazelnut farmers to nurse trees through the winter while maintaining crop yields.