May 22, 2017
Cherry pre-harvest tour set for Oregon

Oregon State University presents a cherry pre-harvest tour hosted Thursday, June 1, by Lynn Long, an Extension educator in Wasco County. Coffee and donuts will be provided in the morning and a lunch will be held at Dave Cooper Orchard celebrating Long’s upcoming retirement.

Below is an agenda of the tour.

7:45 AM
Orchard View Farms, Dallesport Orchard

  • New Systems for Increased Profitability – Modified Bi-Axe (Ian Chandler, Carmelo Gamez)
    • Advantages of Trellis vs. Free Standing
    • Branch Induction with Scoring and Promolin
  • Construction and Economics of Trellis Systems
  • Drip Irrigation on Sandy and Other Light Soils (Jac Le Roux, Irrinet)
  • Electrostatic Sprayer Demonstration (Willie Hartman, On-Target Spray)
    • Ultra-Low Volume
    • Reduced Drift

Omeg Family Farms, Grossmiller Block – 3187 Three Mile Road, The Dalles

  • Soil Preparation for New Plantings
    • Is Soil Fumigation Necessary?– David Granatstein, WSU
    • Green Manure Cover Crop – Mike Omeg
    • Economic Costs and Benefits – Mike Omeg
  • New Systems for Profitability – Mike Omeg
    • Construction and economics of Trellis Systems
    • Anticipated Benefits and Cost Return
    • Novel Soil and Plant Health Study (NRCS – Conservation Innovation Grant) Mike Omeg, David Granatstein, WSU, and Lynn Long, OSU
    • Initial Soil Analysis Results – Shannon Andrews, manager OSU Central Analytical Lab
    • Compost and Mulch Application Demo – Mike Omeg and Pierce Louis, Dirt Huggers
    • Economic Costs and Benefits – Mike Omeg
  • Mow and Blow; An Easy, Innovative Way to Improve Soil Health – Mike Omeg and David Granatstein, WSU

Email Lynn Long at [email protected] for more information.

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P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
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