Thursday, June 18, 2015

Shuttleworth Funded!


Badgersett Research has received the honor of a Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant.  Nominated by Shuttleworth Fellow Marcin Jakubowski, the $5k will serve to kick several of our directions over stubborn barriers- the first being moving our flock of Icelandic sheep from "Experimental" into fully "Permanent" status.

Notice - up above on this blog there are now 2 "tabs"; Home, and Badgersett Icelandics.  In the near future, we'll be adding tabs here; like "Chestnuts", and "Hickory-Pecans" - lots of writing to do.  Which -

makes it a good bit easier to get done.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Welcome! and slow.

Congratulations to our secretary, Sara, who delivered a healthy baby girl last week! Please be understanding of some slower-than-usual communication for the next few weeks...

We will be starting shipping tubelings in a serious way this week, even so.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hazel Tubeling Availability Update

We still have thousands of Badgersett Standard hazel tubelings available for this season, and we might have specific machine-picked types left (depending on the actual viability of years-stored seed, which varies).  We are essentially SOLD OUT of all other types of hazel tubelings for 2015.
If you place an order with one of our many other tubeling types, and allow substitutions: we will get as close to your desires as we can, and in some cases may still be able to fill the order as you desire.

Orders with "no substitutions" for anything other than Standard and Machine Picked will have to wait for 2016 at this point.

Planting is in full swing in the greenhouse, and we've got thousands of hazels soaking up today's sunshine!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Badgersett computers off-line;


Yesterday; and today- and likely for a few more; email contact with Badgersett will be a bit chancy; we're doing a major server and individual computers software update-

Back as son as we can; and who knows, maybe functioning a bit faster.  Wouldn't that be great?

:-)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The price of peanuts in China—


When you're thinking about neohybrid hazels as a "crop"; it's a really good idea to starting learning about nut crops around the world.  At the moment; what happens to one crop, anywhere, is likely to affect almost all other nut crops, everywhere.  A good example; the peanut crop in China may be the lowest on record- due to drought in the interior.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/features/201410161322.html

It's also good to see, and learn, what an "industry" is--