Chestnut Orchard Establishment Workshop

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Clarksville Horticultural Experiment Station, 9302 Portland Road, Clarksville, MI 48815
Contact: Erin Lizotte, taylo548@msu.edu

The Michigan chestnut industry has been growing steadily over the last decade, with a lot of interest in production from new growers. To address this interest, Michigan State University Extension will be holding a one-day workshop to introduce attendees to the opportunities and challenges of commercial chestnut production. 

The Chestnut Orchard Establishment Workshop will be held on April 20 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Clarksville Horticultural Experiment Station, 9302 Portland Road, Clarksville, MI 48815. The cost of the event is $50 and includes lunch and support materials. Registrations cancelled after April 15 will incur a $10 cancellation fee.

The workshop will include: an introduction to the history of the industry in Michigan; an economic analysis of production; orchard establishment and design; pest management; harvesting, marketing and storage; and more.

Those attending are encouraged to visit www.chestnuts.msu.edu before the event for a primer on chestnut production.  The ‘Production considerations’ section may be particularly helpful.

 

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