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General Information

A manual produced by the American Chestnut Foundation -- Contains information on site selection, how many trees, seedlings vs. seeds, maintenance and much more

Resources and Links -- from the American Chestnut Foundation

Species of Chestnuts -- by Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis, researcher with the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station

Identification of Chestnut Trees -- by Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis, researcher with the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station

Planting and Growing Chestnut Trees

Growing Chinese Chestnuts in Missouri -- from the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry

Growing Chestnut Trees -- by Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis, researcher with the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station

Cultivars of Chestnut -- by Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis, researcher with the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station

Care of Chestnuts for Planting -- by Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis, researcher with the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station

Planting and Caring for Chestnut Trees -- by Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis, researcher with the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station

Chestnut Commerical Production FAQ -- from Dr. Greg Miller, grower, nurseryman

Growing Trees from Seed -- from Dr. Greg Miller, grower, nurseryman

Planting Chestnut Seedlings -- from Dr. Greg Miller, grower, nurseryman

Planting and Growing Chestnuts FAQs -- from Bob Wallace, nurseryman

Chestnut Hill Nursery Learning Center -- from Bob Wallace, nurseryman

Chestnut Planting Tutorial -- video by Dr. Hill Craddock, University of Tennessee

Irrigation

Irrigating -- Information from Michigan State University on trickle irrigation, drip irrigation, micro-irrigation

Drain Tile Systems

Farm Tile Drains -- Information from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs about improving soil with farm tiles

Fertilizing

Nutrient Management -- Information from Michigan State University

Harvesting and Processing

Harvesting Chestnuts -- from Michigan State University - discussion of some harvesting methods, but not extensive

Harvesting and Processing Videos -- Harvesting Chestnuts and Processing Chestnuts from Allen Creek Farm showing mechanical equipment in use

Tractors

John Deere
Massey Ferguson
New Holland
Case
Mahindra
McCormick
Yanmar

Harvesters

Weiss McNair
Flory
Facma

Sweepers

Flory

Storage

Recommendations for Maintaining Post Harvest Quality -- by Adel Kader, UC Davis

Marketing

Chestnut Market Analysis Producers' Perspective -- from the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry

Diseases and Disorders

Chestnut Pests & Diseases Overview -- from Dr. Greg Miller, grower, nurseryman

Major Diseases -- Information on blight, phytophthora, sunscald, internal kernel breakdown from Michigan State University

Asian Gall Wasp -- Information provided by University of Missouri

Chestnut Weevil -- Information from Purdue University

Food Safety

Food Safety Modernization Act -- Extensive requirements that must be met by growers


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