Canopy management is the study of how tree spacing, tree training, pruning and hedging impact ultimate productivity.
Lampinen, B. D., Metcalf, S. G., Gamble, V., Moore, K. and Reil, W. 2006. Shoot Growth Characteristics Following Mechanical Hedging and High Limb Pruning in ‘Tulare’ Walnuts on Two Rootstocks at Two Spacings. Acta Horticulturae 705: 521-527.
Rosati, A., Metcalf, S. G., Buchner, R. P., Fulton, A. E., and Lampinen, B. D. 2006. Physiological Effects of Kaolin Applications in Well-irrigated and Water-stressed Walnut and Almond Trees. Annals of Botany 98: 267-275.
Heerema, R. J., Weinbaum, S. A., Lampinen, B. D., and Dejong, T. M. 2009. Is nitrogen stress more apparent in shaded, fruiting almond spurs. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 84: 355-359.
Rosati, A., Metcalf, S. G., Buchner, R. P., Fulton, A. E., and Lampinen, B. D. 2007. Effects of Kaolin Application on Light Absorption and Distribution, Radiation Use Efficiency and Photosynthesis of Almond and Walnut Canopies. Annals of Botany 99: 255-263.
The link below opens a powerpoint file that displays a step by step dissection of a dormant walnut bud.
Preformed Leaves in Walnut
The link below opens a short video taken during 2011 walnut harvest using our new weigh trailer.