Horticulture

Lynn Long Wasco County Horticulture Cherries


Lynn Long
Professor and Extension Horticulturalist


Lynn Long is an Extension Horticulturalist for Oregon State University. His work is centerd in the Mid-Columbia region of Oregon, the main cherry production region of the state. He has served in that position for the last 28 years in The Dalles. Over that time, his worked has focused on sweet cherry variety, rootstock and training system evaluations. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications relating to cherry varieties, rootstocks, training systems, pruning, and orchard establishment. He has recently completed a sabbatical where he studied rootstock and training system research in France, Italy, and Germany. Along with Dr. Greg Lang and Clive Kaiser, Lynn is currently writing a grower-oriented book on cherry production that will be published by the Good Fruit Grower magazine.



Wasco County Updates

Sweet Cherry Compatibility and Bloom Timing

Lynn E. Long, Oregon State University

Sweet Cherry Bud Hardiness: Week of 2/16/18.
Gibeaut and Hubbard, Oregon State University
Phenology Stage – 0 to 1.
Samples taken on 2/16/18

Sweet Cherry Bud Hardiness: Week of 2/16/18

Gibeaut and Hubbard, Oregon State University

Phenology Stage - 0 to 1

Samples taken 2/16/18

advances in new cherry varieties 2018 presentation

Advances in New Cherry Varietites
Lynn E. Long, Oregon State University
2018 Cherry Day Presentation

You can also find this presentation in Cultivars 

rootstock and training system selections for new varieties 2018 presentation

Rootstock and Training System Selections for New Varieties
Lynn E. Long, Oregon State University
2018 Cherry Day Presentation

You can also find this presentation in Cultivars 

cherries book

New CABI book - Cherries: Botany, Production, and Uses

CABI's new Cherries: Botany, Production, and Uses book, complied by 72 international experts on cherry science and production, summarizes the current status and past 20 years of cherry production science, covering all of the dramatic changes since CABI's 1996 publication of the landmark Webster and Looney book, Cherries: Crop Physiology, Production, and Uses. The book is divided into four sections: Genetics, Ecophysiology and Production, Protection, and Utilization, making it a key resource for all persons associated with cherry production, packing, marketing, and research issues from fundamental laboratory advancces to practical orchard strategies and technologies.

See the flyer for details



 Featured Publications

cherry training systems bacterial canker of sweet cherry in oregon sweet cherry rootstocks
four simple steps to pruning cherry trees on gisela and other productive rootstocks sweet cherry orchard establishment in the pacific northwest sweet cherry cultivars for the fresh market
cold, frost and dead buds    

 


Cherry Topics for the Pacific Northwest

bud hardiness
cultivars
irrigation
orchard economics
pest and disease management
pollinators
post harvest
pruning
rain cracking
rootstocks
training systems


Learn online with our video series!

A collaboration between Lynn Long, OSU and Greg Lang, MSU, this 2-part series contains 8 instructive videos on pruning for dwarfing rootstocks, and 6 videos on how to develop the training systems KGB, UFO, SSA and TSA.

See all the videos, and watch in order HERE.


Other Resources for Cherry Growers


Upcoming Events

2018

   

April

   
April 6 CGCC The Dalles  Orchard Managers' Meeting: 2017 Wasco Pesticide Water Monitoring Results and Trends
April 13 CGCC The Dalles Orchard Managers' Meeting: Wilson Irrigation Modern Systems
April 20 CGCC The Dalles Orchard Managers' Meeting: Safety and the Bottom Line
April 26 Pine Grove Grange Orchard Cash Flow Protection Workshop
April 27 CGCC The Dalles Orchard Managers' Meeting: Modernizing

May

   
May 3 CGCC The Dalles Pesticide License Recertification Courses
May 4 CGCC The Dalles Orchard Managers' Meeting: Mildew Control