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More information is available in the Members Only aream including a complete collection of all newsletters produced since 1999 and an extensive listing of links to existing resources of use to growers.

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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

Planting and Growing Chestnut Trees

Starting Chestnuts from Seed --From Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis, researcher with the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station

Planting Chestnut Trees -- From Dr. Greg Miller, grower, nurseryman

How to Plant and Grow -- by Bob Wallace, nurseryman

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

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

Growing Trees in Connecticut by Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis


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

Drain Tile Systems

Farm Tile Drains -- Information about improving soil with farm tiles

Harvesting and Processing

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

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


John Deere
Massey Ferguson
New Holland


Weiss McNair




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


Chestnut Market Analysis Producers' Perspective

Value-added Products

Flour, dried nuts and chips
Chestnut beer
Frozen peeled nuts

Diseases and Disorders

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 -- Extensive information including treatment by University of Missouri.

Shot Hole Borer -- Information on borer found in California, Oregona and Washington

Food Safety

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

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Chestnut Growers of America, Inc. CGA bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.