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Hazelnut Renewal Program


(1) Hazelnut Renewal: maximum of $13,450 per farm operation (2) Removal of EFB Infected Hazelnut Trees: maximum of $1,800/acre


The Hazelnut Renewal Program provides funding to remove infected trees to mitigate the spread of Eastern Filbert Blight and to incentivize the planting of new disease-resistant hazelnut trees in British Columbia.

Eligible Applicants

  1. The applicant must be a new or existing hazelnut grower in the province of British Columbia.
  2. The applicant must be the owner (or lessee) of the land to be planted.
  3. The minimum eligible acreage for new planting new orchards in 2020/21 is one acre.
  4. The maximum eligible acreage for 2020/21 planting is 10 acres for double (maximum 269 trees/acre) or single density planting and 20 acres exclusively for single density planting (maximum 134 trees/acre) per farm operation.
  5. Approved applicants must plant EFB-resistant varieties, and must obtain planting stock according to the instructions of the CFIA Directive D-00-03.

Eligible Expenses

  • Hazelnut Renewal
  • Removal of EFB Infected Hazelnut Trees

Deadline Date

  Next intake expected: May 2020 (Fall planting/removal 2010-2021)


Contact Name: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture

Phone Number: 604- 556- 3001

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: British Colombia ,
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