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

Sweet Cherry Bud Hardiness: Week of 1/7/2017

Latest data from Drew Hubbard and Dr. David Gibeaut on cherry bud hardiness in The Dalles and Washington sites.

Read the summary here

Updated 1/7/2017

Updated 2016 Bud Hardiness

Most updated data from Dr. David Gibeaut and Drew Hubbard, OSU MCAREC, providing cherry bud hardiness data for The Dalles and a few select sites in Washington state.

Read the summary here

Updated 12/16/2016

2016 Cherry Tree Hardiness

Drew Hubbard, PhD student at the Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC), has been following the acclimation of cherry trees in the Mid-Columbia since early October. 

Read the summary here

Updated: 12/12/2016

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


February 1 online Organic Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila (webinar)
February 2 Hood River Cherry Day Meeting & Cherry Research Review
February 4 The Dalles Beekeeping 101
February 10 Hood River Hood River Winter Horticulture Meeting
February 14 Hermiston Private Pesticide Applicator Pre-Exam Training
February 15 Parkdale Meeting: Deer/Elk Damage in Area Orchards
February 23 Mosier Integrating Beneficial Habitat on your Farm


March 2 Hood River Pesticide License Recertification
March 14 Wenatchee Organic Pest & Disease Management Fruit School