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.
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
Chestnut trees are breaking dormancy around Michigan.
Posted on May 15, 2015 3:17pm by Erin Lizotte
Scouting and integrated pest management (IPM) resources for chestnut growers are available through Michigan State University.
Posted on May 15, 2015 2:32pm by Erin Lizotte
Register for the Chestnut Rooted Cuttings Workshop to learn more about the amazing, sweet, edible chestnut and how to use rooted cuttings.
Posted on May 7, 2015 8:58am by Dennis Fulbright
Routine and proper nutrition is important for chestnut tree health, vigor and optimal yield.
Posted on May 1, 2015 10:51am by Erin Lizotte
New and replacement MSU Enviro-weather stations brings station total to 75 within Michigan.
Posted on April 28, 2015 3:25pm by Beth Bishop
Photoperiodism is the term given to a plant’s ability to respond to changing daylength. Knowing how your crop responds to daylength should influence how you apply fertilizer, especially nitrogen.
Posted on March 30, 2015 1:54pm by Ron Goldy
With one look at MSU’s Enviro-weather, you can learn a lot about the freezing conditions in Michigan. If you know where the weather stations are, it tells you even more.
Posted on March 5, 2015 1:43pm by Mark Longstroth
Low temperatures often depend on atmospheric conditions and the local topography. Calm conditions allow the temperatures to drop quickly after the sun goes down. You can track freezes with MSU’s Enviro-weather.
Posted on March 3, 2015 4:59pm by Mark Longstroth
Registration is now open for the 2015 Midwest Nut Producers Council annual meeting held March 14 in Clarksville, Michigan.
Posted on February 17, 2015 2:51pm by Dennis Fulbright
The Online Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy has added a new webinar: Chestnut IPM. Learn about IPM in chestnuts, pesticide considerations and potential invasive pests of orchards in Michigan.
Posted on January 19, 2015 12:42pm by Erin Lizotte