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- January 7, 2018 - Feature Article of the Month
This month's article is "Arboretums with Nut Trees, and Nut-related Resources" and is introduced by Jerry Henkin, NNGA Librarian. It is a resource that will tell you where you can see living examples of nut trees and obtain information about those trees. It will also provide government sources that have accessions of nut tree germplasm, where experts study nut tree culture, including diseases and pests associated with nut trees. Click HERE to read this article.
- January 7, 2018 - Nut Grower Calendar Updates
2018 Orchard Planning seminar - Techniques for growing for growing, harvesting and marketing quality nuts.
Visit the calendar for details.
- December 7, 2017 - Feature Article of the Month
This month's article was "Succession Planning" and is introduced by Jerry Henkin, NNGA Librarian. It is, in essence, a helpful and very detailed check list of what must be done to pass ownership of a farm, orchard or land to the next generation.
- November 10, 2017 - Member Area Update
Annual reports for the year 2011 have been added to the archives of Nutshells and Annual Reports in the Member Area of the Website.
Click HERE to access these new additions to the archives.
- November 7, 2017 - Feature Article of the Month
This month's article was introduced by Jerry Henkin, NNGA Librarian. It consists of two presentations: "Going Nuts from Growing Nuts in the East Branch Delaware Valley" by Michael Kudish and "Saving the Ash Tree" by Jonathan Rosenthal. Techniques for dealing with the Emerald Ash Borer that is killing ash trees can be utilized to protect nut trees from harmful insects.
- November 7, 2017 - Nut Grower Calendar Updates
The 2018 Annual Northern Nut Grower Association Conference will be held in Quebec, Canada next August. Visit the calendar for details.
- October 11, 2017 - Feature Article of the Month
This month's article was "Excerpts from Tree Crops and Nut Notes from Southern Pennsylvania" by John W. Hershey
- October 8, 2017 - Nut Nutrition
Click HERE to read about the effect of eating walnuts on the diets of seniors who are free to choose whatever they want to eat.
- October 8, 2017 - Scionwood Swap Page
Click HERE to see two new requests for scion exchange. Some of the fruits and nuts which are part of these exchange requests are plums, peaches, persimmon, pawpaw, mulberry, heartnut, pecan and hickory.
- September 8, 2017 - Board of Directors Update
NNGA welcomes our new president, Tim Ford, and vice president, Shawn Mehlenbacher. Jerry Van Sambeek and Jim McKenna were elected to the Board of Directors and will serve for three years. We thank our outgoing directors, Greg Miller and Shawn Mehlenbacher, for their service in the position of director.
- September 7, 2017 - Feature Article of the Month
This month's article was "Black and Burgundy Truffles as Agroforestry Crops on the Roots of Hazel and Oak Trees" by Gretchen Pruett and Johnn Bruhn. Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia
Truffles are a valuable additional crop that can be harvested by nut growers.
- August 7, 2017 - Feature Article of the Month
This month's article was "Promising Pawpaw" by Zhen Cai and Michael Gold of the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, a leader in pawpaw research. This article discusses the pawpaw's potential for becoming a high value niche crop.
- August 6, 2017 - Stakeholders' Report added
Click HERE to access the 2016 Stakeholders' Report and prior reports. The Stakeholders' Report includes the Treasurer's Report and the President's Report which addresses the state of NNGA and plans for the future.
- July 8, 2017 - Feature Article of the Month
This month's article was "Insects Causing Pecan Drop in Georgia" by Jim Dutcher and Mary Jo Townsend with an introduction by Jerry Henkin, NNGA Librarian
- July 7, 2017 - Scionwood Swap Page
Click HERE to a new request for scionwood exchange. This exchange request involves plums, peaches, persimmon, mulberry and grape.