Field grafting of Black Walnut started on Friday May 18, 2018. The planting was established in 2013 and is 5.6 acres. An irrigation study, grafting and cultivar evaluation is currently being researched. Jennifer Morganthaler, Clinical Instructor and Megan, a Plant Science graduate student under Dr. Remley assisted Andy Thomas, a Research Assistant Professor from University of Missouri with the grafting. We completed 31 trees and will continue with the remaining trees later this week. The techniques used were bark grafting and flap grafting. Improved Black Walnut Cultivars of Neel, Kwik Krop, Emma K and Sparrow were grafted to Sparrow Seedling Rootstock. This project is a Specialty Crop Block Grant award recipient. Funding for this project was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through Grant Agreement #AM170100XXXXG015. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.