Has anyone watched and or purchased this course? Just wondering what you think of it.
It is, for the most part based on their description, $95 for a audio recording matched to PPT slides
Badgersett.com -- who sells lots of hazelnuts, chestnuts and other trees -- puts it out.
Anyway, good resource for those who wanna do hazelnuts and such.
A lot of things come out of nowhere, so look everywhere.
I purchased the DVD. It's definitely pricey, but it's a little over 12 hours of lectures with in depth discussion of establishment, plant selection, harvesting, marketing, of hazelnuts.
They use and promote chemical fertilizers, and although they do use some animal integration they are in the very early stages so the info on that is very limited.
One major negative is in one of the lectures someone asks about how this system can be affordable if they charge $7 per tree and the response is "we only charge $5 per tree". That was in 2011, now their prices are over $7 per tree.
My feeling is that the DVD course is a worthwhile investment if you're planning on growing Hazelnuts on a commercial scale (there is very little focus on chestnuts, and they say in the lectures that 10% of their chestnut trees can be expected to produce well). Otherwise it's too much.