Walnut Pruning Approach Gaining Popularity

Taylor HillmanTree, nut & vine crops

Walnut - Green
Walnut growers heard in-depth about a different walnut pruning approach that is gaining popularity because of the early benefits the trees are showing.

Pruning Approach Gaining Popularity

Walnut growers, of course, are familiar with the conventional pruning method of young trees. Contra Costa County Farm Advisor Janet Caprile says a different approach is gaining popularity and has been a focus of ongoing research. The minimal pruning method eliminates the heading cut and only needs minimal thinning cuts. Early research is showing trees that are well developed and produce fruit sooner. Stay with AgNet West for more on the benefits of the system.