Getting Started

Watch the video below to hear a primer on the Michigan chestnut industry from MSU Extension educator Erin Lizotte.

You can also explore additional orchard establishment topics on this page by clicking the links in the upper left-hand corner, including tree selection, orchard design and establishment, and cost of production.

For information on cultivar selection, nutrient management, pruning, irrigation and more visit the horticulture section. For more information on integrated pest management, visit the pest management page. For more information on estimating crop load, harvest and storage visit the harvest page.