Chestnut Farming News

  • Oak Genome Decoded

    Research teams at INRA and the CEA have sequenced the genome of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur). It is the first time a Quercus species – a very common one in the northern hemisphere – has been sequenced. This work provides insight into the adaptation mechanisms of trees to changes in their environment and will be helpful in predicting their reactions to climate change. The findings ...

  • Maryland, Michigan Farmers Keep Soil, Environment Healthy

    As farming practices increasingly attract interest from the general public, two farmers are ensuring they meet public approval. They use proven management practices that focus on improving soil quality and maintaining a quality natural environment. In fact, getting the right nutrients to where they belong and in the right amounts when they’re needed enables them to improve yields while ...

  • enXco Acquires 38 MW Chestnut Flats Wind Project From Gamesa Energy USA

    enXco -- an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company announced today it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire from Gamesa Energy USA, LLC, 100% of the equity interest in Chestnut Flats Wind, LLC and all project assets owned by the special purpose company. Full ownership will transfer to enXco, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, which is expected by the end of 2011. Chestnut ...


  • Locally Cut Firewood Can Prevent the Spread of Invasive Pests and Create Substanial Savings For Communities

    As fall turns into winter, people across the country buy or gather firewood to heat their homes, campsites, and cabins, and many aren't aware that moving firewood more than 50 miles can increase the risk of new invasive pest infestations that kill trees. A recent study, "Economic Impacts of Non-Native Forest Insects in the Continental United States" by Aukema et al. estimates that the costs of ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Boston college creates community involvement leadership academy

    The best and the brightest in any field are not accomplished because they"ve learned it all. What makes them stand out as leaders is a desire to keep learning. In that spirit, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship has created the Community Involvement Leadership Academy. Designed for the most seasoned veterans of corporate community involvement, the Academy combines an intensive ...

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