SUFFOLK CO., N.Y. — The New York Nut Growers Association welcomes all to their 2023 Fall Meeting in Suffolk County, NY (Long Island). The morning session will take place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 620 Parkway Street, Riverhead, NY 11901, 11901. The afternoon brings an opportunity to tour the nut tree farm of Peter Haarmann, 574 West Lane, Aquebogue, NY 11931.
Morning sessions will include the following speakers and topics: Carl Albers (success with nut trees), Dan Gilrein (dealing with nut tree insects), Peter Haarmann (preparing for a nut tree planting), Jerry Henkin (gibberellic acid to boost black walnut sprouting and growth), Chris McHugh (growing oaks and acorn production), Tom Molnar (an update on Rutgers university’s hazelnut breeding program), and Mina Viscera (soils of Long Island — benefits and limitations for production).
In the afternoon, Peter Haarmann will discuss the changes and updates he has made to his farm since the last time New York Nut Growers Association visited the property nine years ago. Packets of hazelnut seeds from Peter Haarmann’s best producing trees will be available for a donation to the NYNGA.
The New York Nut Growers Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes nut tree growing in New York State. It’s not necessary to be a member of the New York Nut Growers Association (NYNGA) to attend this meeting. A light breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of meeting registration which is $20/member, $25/non-member, and $10/full-time student. An option to renew your NYNGA membership is provided during checkout. NYNGA membership renewed in the fall of 2023 is valid for 2024. Meeting pre-registration is required to facilitate meal planning.
Questions can be directed to Jerry Henkin, NYNGA President, firstname.lastname@example.org, (914) 282-1371.
–New York Nut Growers Association