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Northern Nut Growers Association, Inc. (NNGA)

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Introduction: The Northern Nut Growers Association, Inc. (NNGA) is a national non-profit organization with members throughout the US and 15 foreign countries founded in 1910 to share information on nut tree growing. Our members include beginning nut culturists, farmers, amateur and commercial nut growers, experiment station workers, horticultural teachers and scientists, nut tree breeders, nurserypeople, and foresters.

The NNGA membership meets at a different site once a year, generally in July or August. We visit local amateur and commercial orchards, experimental and research sites; nurseries and nut processing plants. There are lectures on all aspects of growing nut trees for the hobbyist and for the commercial nut grower. Both amateurs and professional experts are always on hand to share their knowledge and experience. There are demonstrations of grafting, advice on which nut cultivars to choose for individual climate and soil condition, nut evaluations and displays of equipment and new products. Several members usually donate nuts for cracking and eating.

The Northern Nut Growers Association, Inc. (NNGA) brings together people interested in growing nut trees. Our members include experts in nut tree cultivation, farmers, amateur and commercial nut growers, experiment station workers, horticultural teachers and scientists, nut tree breeders, nurserypeople, foresters, and beginning nut growers. Learn more about us in the section, "NNGA."

Nut growers--from those who have yet to plant their first tree to those interested in breeding techniques--will find the resources to help them advance their knowledge of nut growing on this Web site.

Under "Basic Nut Growing," beginner nut growers will find the information they need to plant their first nut trees. More advanced growers will find a scion wood exchange, help from nut tree experts, books for nut growers and the NNGA library most useful in the "Resources for Nut Growers" section . Horticultural students will find guidelines for research grants. Additional nut grower resources are: a calendar of nut grower events, recent news about nuts and nut trees, feature articles, and links to nut related organizations and to off-site resources.

Visitors will find answers to frequently asked questions about nut trees (FAQ), a discussion about cultivars and ways of identifying different types of chestnut trees in the section, "Types of Nut Trees".
 
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