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
A slow start to spring after one of our coldest winters most fruit growers can remember.
Posted on April 8, 2014 4:12pm by Bob Tritten
Summary of insecticide and miticide label additions, clarifications and corrections to the 2014 MSU Fruit Management Guide (E-154).
Posted on April 1, 2014 9:58am by John Wise
Cottage to Commercial training will help you understand how to turn your food business idea into a commercial reality.
Posted on March 28, 2014 3:30pm by Joanne Davidhizar
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