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Next Generation Tree Fruit – Orchard Systems Field Day

April 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Join us for a discussion of orchard systems and establishment. Mark Gores will show us various V trellis, super spindle and multi-leader systems. Be ready to discuss pre-plant establishment, trellis types, plant in place vs finished tree and pluses and minuses of different systems.

 Who Should Come: Young and Next Generation Growers, Managers & Field staff

What we will discuss:

  • Orchard Systems
  • Pre-plant establishment
  • Tree spacing
  • Trellis systems
  • Plant in place vs finished tree
  • Grafting projects
  • +/- of different systems.
  • What makes a system work and not work for you.

Format & Registration:

To facilitate discussion this field day will be limited to 35 people. Please register to save your spot and let me know if you are not able to come so we can open up your spot to other interested individuals. REGISTER HERE or RSVP to Tianna at or (509) 663-8181 ext 211 or (509) 713-5346.

Coming up soon:

We plan to schedule 6 events over the course of the year. Look out for upcoming topics:

  • High Density Pears
  • Moving Toward Mechanized Harvest
  • From Tree to Market: How to Avoid Growing an $8 Box
  • Generational Transfer
  • Orchard Renewal Options
  • Avoiding Calcium Disorders

Directions and Parking: 408 Highway 150 Chelan WA. About 4 miles from Chelan on Highway 150. Park in the bus turn around. There is a small 8×12 storage building used as a fruit stand. We will have field day signs out.

 Next Generation Tree Fruit Network: Supporting the Future Faces of Farming. We offer educational opportunities for Young and Next Generation Growers, Managers & Field staff. This new project is piloting six events in 2016 in the North Central Region as a partnership between the WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team and young growers. Please contact Tianna DuPont (509) 663-8181 with suggestions or to receive announcements.

 Thank you to our advisors for the Next Generation Tree Fruit Alliance Lindsey Morrison, Columbia Fruit; Steven Beirlink; Dillon Miller, Kasey O’Dell K&K Family Farm; Jorge Zavola, Taylor Orchard; Mark Stennes, Cascade Organics; John Gebber, Gebber Orchard; Jake Robison, Robison Orchards


April 28, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 293-8758


Gores Orchard
408 Highway 150 Chelan WA. + Google Map
Washington State University