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Saving the World One Nut at a Time Saving the World One Nut at a Time

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Date added: 03/25/2008
Date modified: 03/25/2008
Filesize: 916.67 kB
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Introduction

A private foundation, founded by Dr. Reed Funk of Rutgers University, has planted thousands of nut trees in Southeast Idaho in hopes they can put a damper on world hunger, expand agricultural options to farmers in the Intermountain West and create another source for biodiesel fuels.

The majority of planting began in 2002. Bryan Dayton, the plant breeding director, and Ken Turner, the farm manager of the foundation, reside in Richmond, Utah, and have researched nut-producing tree characteristics. They are searching for nut trees that are adapted to the high alkaline soil and the high desert climates of Southeast Idaho and Northern Utah.

Pistachio in the Intermountain West Pistachio in the Intermountain West

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Date added: 11/14/2011
Date modified: 11/14/2011
Filesize: 1.64 MB
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Nut Breeding at Rutgers: What Have We Learned in Ten Years? Nut Breeding at Rutgers: What Have We Learned in Ten Years?

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Date added: 03/25/2008
Date modified: 03/25/2008
Filesize: 6.25 MB
Downloads: 2085

Description.

An extensive presentation on the nut breeding program at Rutgers University covering black and Persian walnuts, heartnuts, pecans, hickories, chestnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and more.  The presentation includes many pictures and findings of the program.

IPPFBE article IPPFBE article

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Date added: 01/09/2010
Date modified: 01/09/2010
Filesize: 314.1 kB
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Reprinted with permission from the June 2009 Nutshell.

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