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Walnuts help diabetes control

Walnuts help diabetes control (ScienceAlert) A new study has found that keeping the diet for type 2 diabetes under control gets a lot of help from including daily amounts of foods with the right kind of fats such as walnuts. Check … Continue reading

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Coping with frost

Canterbury and other walnut growing areas can has suffer a devastating “advection” frost. Devastating because it kills off all tender shoots even several meters above the ground, including flowers. Richard L. Snyder, Extension Biometeorologist University of California, Atmospheric Science describes … Continue reading

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Tissue Culture

For those interested in finding out a little more about tissue culture. There is a useful introductory article with pictures on the Texas A and M University website. It starts: Tissue culture (often called micropropagation) is a special type of asexual … Continue reading

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What is the benchmarking project?

For several years now NZWIG has been gathering data from orchards as part of a benchmarking project. The idea is that if we sample enough trees from enough orchards we will get a sense of what performance to expect of … Continue reading

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