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Walnuts in Guangxi what can they teach us?


McNeil, DL, Walnuts in Guangxi - what can they teach us?, Fruit Growers Tasmania Newsletter December 2013, Fruit Growers Tasmania, Hobart (2013) [Magazine Article]


In early September 2013 I spent a week at harvest time reviewing the walnut program in Guangxi, China. Guangxi is a mountainous province in S China (Figure 1) which has planted 30,000 ha of walnuts in the 400-800m altitude zone over the last 12 years. This is just one of the regions in China with substantial new walnut plantings. The trees are planted on sloping ground in the mountains where temperatures are cool in winter (frost free, low single figure minima) and warm (28-32oC) in summer. The rainfall is monsoonal and high (in some locations reaching over 300mm a month) in summer months with substantial cloud and humidity. This article illustrates some of the issues I observed that may be relevant to Tasmanian walnut growers.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Horticultural crop growth and development
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Tree nuts (excl. almonds and macadamias)
UTAS Author:McNeil, DL (Professor David McNeil)
ID Code:87399
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-11-14
Last Modified:2014-04-07

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