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OSU Cherry Pre-Harvest Tour

June 1, 2017 @ 7:45 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hosted by Lynn Long Oregon State University/Wasco County Extension Service


7:45 AM

Orchard View Farms, Dallesport Orchard

Located on US Highway 197, between The Dalles Bridge and WA Highway 14, turn east at sign off of

Hwy 14 across from the gas station.

Coffee and Donuts Provided by Chamberlin Distributing

  • New Systems for Increased Profitability – Modified Bi-Axe (Ian Chandler, Carmelo Gamez)

o Advantages of Trellis vs. Free Standing

o Branch Induction with Scoring and Promolin

o Construction and Economics of Trellis Systems

  • Drip Irrigation on Sandy and Other Light Soils (Jac Le Roux, Irrinet)
  • Electrostatic Sprayer Demonstration (Willie Hartman, On-Target Spray)

o Ultra-Low Volume

o Reduced Drift


Omeg Family Farms, Grossmiller Block – 3187 Three Mile Road, The Dalles

Take U.S. 30 west to Brewery Grade. Take Dry Hollow Rd. and 3 Mile Road to destination

  • Soil Preparation for New Plantings

o Is Soil Fumigation Necessary?– David Granatstein, WSU

o Green Manure Cover Crop – Mike Omeg

o Economic Costs and Benefits – Mike Omeg

  • New Systems for Profitability – UFO (Mike Omeg)

o Construction and economics of Trellis Systems

o Anticipated Benefits and Cost Return

  • Novel Soil and Plant Health Study (NRCS – Conservation Innovation Grant)

o Mike Omeg, David Granatstein, WSU, and Lynn Long, OSU

o Initial Soil Analysis Results – Shannon Andrews, Manager OSU Central Analytical Lab

o Compost and Mulch Application Demo – Mike Omeg and Pierce Louis, Dirt Huggers

o Economic Costs and Benefits – Mike Omeg

o Mow and Blow; An Easy, Innovative Way to Improve Soil Health – Mike Omeg and

David Granatstein, WSU


Lunch: Dave Cooper Orchard, 2270 Dry Hollow Road

  • Join us at the lunch break to help celebrate Lynn’s upcoming retirement
  • Cake supplied by Lynn and Marlene Long in gratitude for 29 years of support

Contact: Lynn Long, OSU Extension,


Sponsored by Chamberlin Distributing, Columbia Bank, Dahle’s Fruit Tree Network, HB-101,

Irrinet, G.S. Long, Key Bank, Sheppard’s Orchard & Vineyard Equipment, Wilson’s Irrigation


June 1, 2017
7:45 am - 1:00 pm