Sweet chestnut orchard production
Welcome to Michigan State University’s new edible chestnut website! Edible sweet chestnut orchards have sprung up across Michigan over the last 20 years. In fact, as of 2007 Michigan had the largest number of chestnut growers and the most acreage of any state in the United States. As a result of this enthusiasm for the edible chestnut, a number of resources to support producers have been developed by MSU. This website will act as a clearinghouse for all chestnut-related content produced by MSU. New to chestnuts? Be sure to read the important information about new discoveries regarding internal kernel breakdown under the establishing orchards link to the left.
Be sure to visit the Rogers Reserve webpage to learn about the endowed, 100-acre chestnut agricultural research station in Michigan’s Jackson County. For more news and to search our archives, visit MSUE Fruit & Nuts.
MSUE Chestnuts News
Now is the time when mice and voles are moving into fruit orchards.
Posted on November 27, 2013 1:33pm by Bob Tritten
Looking to brush up on your pest management skills? Register now to ensure your spot at this pioneering workshop designed to serve specialty crop, field crop and landscape professionals.
Posted on November 14, 2013 5:04pm by Erin Lizotte
The 2013 season provided some pest challenges for Michigan chestnut growers.
Posted on November 5, 2013 12:52pm by Erin Lizotte
MSU Extension is now offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators.
Posted on November 1, 2013 2:07pm by Erin Lizotte
Michigan ranks as a leader for acreage in chestnut production. Liven up your meal this holiday season with chestnuts.
Posted on October 29, 2013 10:05am by Rebecca Finneran