Lynn Long Wasco County Horticulture Cherries

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Lynn E. Long
Professor and Extension Horticulturist

Lynn Long is an Extension Horticulturist for Oregon State University. His work is centered in the Mid-Columbia region of Oregon, the main sweet cherry production area of the state. He has served in that position for the last 28 years in The Dalles. Over that time, his work 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 Drs. Greg Lang and Clive Kaiser he is currently writing a grower oriented book on cherry production that will be published by the Good Fruit Grower magazine. 

Wasco County Updates

2017 Orchard Managers' Meetings
Fridays 6:30-8:00am (breakfast provided)
at The Riverenza (E. 10th St. & Federal in The Dalles)

March & April Agenda
Click on links for presentation materials.

March 3 H2A Guest Worker Program

Tim Froast, Mt. Adams Orchard
Mike McCarthy, Trout Creek Orchard

March 10 Farm Viability Clark Seavert, OSU
March17 Non-fumigant Options for Replant Disease
Replant Syndrome in Fruit Trees
Tom Forge, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
David Granatstein, WSU Wenatchee
March 24 Profitability with KGB Whole Tree Renewal Lynn Long, OSU
March 31 Improving Pollination and Fruit Set on Cherries Dr. Andony Melathopoulos
April 7 A Better Understanding of Bee Activity
Dr. Clive Kaiser, OSU Umatilla County
April 14 CGFG: Updates for IFP Weather Network
MCMC Occupational Health Services Update
Mike Doke, CGFG Director
Dr. Gina Sheedy
April 21 Know Your Rights as an Ag Employer MariRuth Petzing, Attorny, Immigration Counseling Service
April 28 What's New in Salem:
What you need to know in 2017
Roberta Gruber, Oregon Farm Bureau

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


April 7 The Dalles Orchard Managers' Meeting: A Better Understanding of Bee Activity
April 11 Hood River Agriculture Labor Laws Forum for Ag Employers
April 14 The Dalles Orchard Managers' Meeting: CGFG Updates + MCMC 
April 21 The Dalles Orchard Managers' Meeting: Know Your Rights as an Ag Employer
April 28 The Dalles Orchard Managers' Meeting: What's New with the Farm Bureau


May 1 Hood River

Whole Farm Revenue Protection Workshop

May 9 Wenatchee, WA Northwest Fruit Exporters (NFE) Preseason Cherry Workshops
May 10 Yakima, WA NFE Preseason Cherry Workshops
May 11 Dallesport, WA NFE Preseason Cherry Workshops


June 1 The Dalles Pre-Harvest Tour
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