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
While milder weather and some moderation are expected in the short term, medium and longer lead forecast guidance suggests a general continuation of colder than normal temperatures.
Posted on March 7, 2014 1:03pm by Jeff Andresen
Fruit growers need to analyze their pest and disease control strategies for the 2014 growing season.
Posted on March 3, 2014 1:53pm by Mark Longstroth
Michigan farmers can apply for funds to help honey bees through the USDA NRCS EQIP Program.
Posted on February 28, 2014 4:11pm by Julianna Wilson
Some feeding damage by mice and voles is starting to be seen in fruit orchards.
Posted on February 14, 2014 1:37pm by Bob Tritten
Looking for ways to save money on pest management? Review the integrated pest management (IPM) program on your farm to see that it is being utilized to the fullest.
Posted on January 22, 2014 11:09am by Marilyn Thelen