Big crop poses challenges to nut tree owners. Details on News page. posted 9/29/13
Additional meetings added to the Meetings page. Information about TCD in Ohio, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Missouri, and SARE Grant Application Deadlines added to News page. posted 9/17/13.
For Commercial Producers: Synopsis of FSMA Proposed Rule for Produce. Information about and links to details of the Proposed Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption. The comment period has been extended to mid-November. posted on the News page 1/16/13 and updated 9/17/13.
The Missouri Nut Growers Association promotes and supports the growing of nut trees, both as a hobby and commercially, throughout Missouri. Membership is open to those interested in nut tree culture and in sharing their experiences with other members. Our quarterly newsletter includes information about current nut orchard conditions, the performance of various cultivars, nut tree pests, and productions techniques. We meet several times each year and our annual grafting field day has helped many individuals learn how to transform a young wild tree into a cultivar that produces a higher quality nut. This web site will provide an introduction to nuts produced in Missouri as well as links to sites where you can find additional information.
Although our primary focus is on tree nuts, many of our members are also interested in a variety of other native fruit producers with potential commercial value and we’ve included information about some of these on this site.
Enjoy These Benefits of Membership in the Missouri Nut Growers Association!
A. Meet other members with similar interest in nut tree culture at various events
B. Meet academics who research nut tree culture, production, and marketing in Missouri and Kansas
C. Receive four annual newsletters by either email or US postal mail - spring, summer, fall, winter
D. Attend annual meetings to watch presentations and relate your experiences with nut trees
E. Strive for 1st prize when you enter nuts from your trees in the nut evaluation contest
F. Learn tree training and pruning techniques at spring workshops
G. Learn grafting techniques at spring workshops
H. Enjoy the beautiful fall weather, camadarie, and food at pre-harvest workshops
I. Feed the squirrels and deer and/or cook the squirrels and deer for dinner
J. Spark a cross border rivalry with nut tree enthusiasts in adjacent states
K. Participate in the annual nutty cookie contest
L. Eat MO Nuts!
Center for Agroforestry
Iowa Nut Growers Association
Indiana Nut Growers Association
Kentucky Nut Growers Association
Michigan Nut Growers Association
Midwest Hazelnut Growers
Nebraska Nut Growers Association
Northern Nut Growers Association
Ohio Nut Growers Association
University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry
The Walnut Council
Missouri Forest Health Update (August 4, 2011)-- http://mdc.mo.gov/node/15791 (This is a large file and will take considerable time to download on a dial-up connection.) You can access the April Update at http://mdc.mo.gov/landwater-care/forest-management/forest-health-news as well as subscribe to this and other Missouri Department of Conservation forest health newsletters.
U.S. Forest Service Forest Health Watch Newsletters--http://na.fs.fed.us/fhp/fhw/ Has regional news (files not suitable for dial-up access) as well as information on various forest health issues, such as Thousand Cankers Disease.
Additional links for specific crops are included at the end of each section.