Developing the Potential of Hazelnuts as a Feedstock for Biodiesel and Other Oleochemicals in the Northeast

Hazelnuts produce nearly twice as much oil per acre as soybean, but are susceptible to a blight. This project will evaluate up to 200 Eastern Filbert Blight Resistant varieties of hazelnut for oil quality and yield and will establish field trials on the top 10 performers. The project encountered significantly more weed pressure at class IV Kleinsville shale - Somerset, NJ location compared to the other two locations. Based on recommendations, Triple Super Phosphate was applied at 0.25 lbs/1000 sq ft to the switchgrass seeding to improve phosphorous availability and promote root growth of the switchgrass seedlings. Plots are establishing well, however there is still significant weed pressure. A broadleaf weed control application is scheduled for this week to remove broadleaf weeds.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $58062.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    New Brunswick, NJ  United States  08901
  • Principal Investigators:

    Molnar, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20070901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31310

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572304
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2015 1:00AM