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

pre-harvest tour agenda


2017 Pre-Harvest Tour Agenda

Thursday, June 1, 2017


This year will focus on new cherry training systems, drip irrigation, soil preparation for planting and a novel soil and plant health study, among many other items. We will also demonstrate an electrostatic sprayer and be able to compare it with tower and conventional sprayers.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Chamberlin Distributing, Columbia Bank, Dahle’s Fruit Tree Network, HB-101, Irrinet, G.S. Long, Key Bank, Sheppard’s Orchard & Vineyard Equipment and Wilson’s Orchard and Vineyard Supply  

3/16 Soils Workshop:

soils workshop presentatoin

Worms at Work: How Managing Orchard Organic Matter Improves Soil Biology and Tree Health

Tom Forge
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

cultivating organic matter for orchard health

Cultivating Organic Matter for Orchard Health

David Granatstein
WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
Wenatchee, WA


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
orchard economics
pest and disease management
post harvest
rain cracking
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


May 1 Hood River

Whole Farm Revenue Protection Workshop

May 9 Wenatchee, WA Northwest Fruit Exporters (NFE) Preseason Cherry Workshops
May 9 Pine Grove Grange I-9 Workshop: Be Prepared for an ICE Audit
May 10 Yakima, WA NFE Preseason Cherry Workshops
May 11 Dallesport, WA NFE Preseason Cherry Workshops
May 24 Pine Grove Grange Global Gap training en Espanol - Call Mike Doke (541) 387-4769


June 1 The Dalles Pre-Harvest Tour
June 7 Pine Grove Grange Global Gap training en Espanol - Call Mike Doke (541) 387-4769
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