Obj. 4: Integrated Extension Efforts
Conduct extension efforts that deliver disease-resistant rootstocks to stakeholders and assess emerging threats to walnut rootstocks.
Identifying emerging diseases and other issues affecting adoption of new walnut rootstocks, and insuring marketable products of the research are deployed and evaluated in commercial nurseries and orchards.
Integrated extension efforts:
- Interdisciplinary partnering among scientists and stakeholders to conduct rootstock trials with nurserymen and orchardists, and to facilitate informed rootstock adoption to identify emerging rootstock challenges in nursery and orchard environments.
- Employing multiple methods of educational outreach to effectively disseminate rootstock information and planting material to nurseries and growers throughout the walnut industry.
- The extension efforts are a conduit for stakeholder feed-back on all aspects of our work.
- Extension publications and web-based outreach describing new rootstocks and their performance.