Regeneration of Black Walnut to Sustain Production on Forested, Deep-Alluvial Soils Along a Creek

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2007: $5,170.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
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  • Additional Plants: ornamentals


  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research

    Proposal summary:

    Our existing component of high-valued walnut is not naturally sustainable in mixed-timber stand along our creeks because walnut seedlings do not get sufficient direct sunlight. As such sites are logged or high-graded for walnut, low-valued species fill in the gaps. The objective is to compare two levels of site preparation to regenerate walnut on a creek bottom site dominated by stagnant, low valued brush and timber in order to sustain a healthy, high-valued walnut forest.

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