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Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 44th Annual Meeting Rochester, N.Y. August 31 and September 1, 1953   By:

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DISCLAIMER The articles published in the Annual Reports of the Northern Nut Growers Association are the findings and thoughts solely of the authors and are not to be construed as an endorsement by the Northern Nut Growers Association, its board of directors, or its members. No endorsement is intended for products mentioned, nor is criticism meant for products not mentioned. The laws and recommendations for pesticide application may have changed since the articles were written. It is always the pesticide applicator's responsibility, by law, to read and follow all current label directions for the specific pesticide being used. The discussion of specific nut tree cultivars and of specific techniques to grow nut trees that might have been successful in one area and at a particular time is not a guarantee that similar results will occur elsewhere.

44th Annual Report


Northern Nut Growers Association



Annual Meeting at


August 31 September 1, 1953



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Officers and Committees 1953 54 4 State and Foreign Vice Presidents 6 Constitution and By laws 8 Call to Order, 44th Annual Meeting 11 Address of Welcome Wilbur Wright 12 Business Session Secretary's Report Treasurer's Report 13, 14, 15 Blossoming Habits of the Persian Walnut H. F. Stoke 18 President's Address Richard B. Best 22 About Nuts Ira M. Kyhl 28 Natural Variation Observed in Shagbark Hickory, Carya ovata (Mill.) K. Koch. in Central New York David H. Caldwell 29 The Control of the Hickory Weevil (Curculio caryae) 39 Round Table Discussion What's Your Problem 43 The International Chestnut Commission and the Chestnut Blight Problem in Europe, 1953 G. Flippo Gravatt 52 Rooting Chestnuts from Softwood Cuttings Roger W. Pease 56 Evaluating Chestnuts Grown under Forest Conditions Jesse D. Diller 59 Panel Discussion Chestnuts 62 Development of the Nut Industry in the Middle West J. F. Wilkinson 70 Some Aspects of the Problem of Producing Curly Grained Walnuts L. H. MacDaniels 72 Late Rev. Paul C. Crath L. K. Devitt 80 The Eastern Black Walnut as a Farm Timber Tree John Davidson 84 The McKinster Persian Walnut P. E. Machovina 89 Carpathian Walnuts in the Colombia River Basin Lynn Tuttle 94 Walnuts and Filberts in Southern Wisconsin C. F. Ladwig 95 Biology, Distribution and Control of the Walnut Husk Maggot F. L. Gambrell 98 Panel Discussion: The Persian Walnut Situation 104 Banquet Session Resolutions Committee Report 109 Walnuts in Lubec, Maine Radcliffe B. Pike 115 My Thirty Years Experience with Nut Trees Carl Weschcke 116 Growing American Chestnuts and Their Hybrids Under Blight Conditions Alfred Szego 119 Experiences and Observations on Nut Growing in Central Texas Kaufman Florida 121 Propagation of the Hickories F... Continue reading book >>

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