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Pear Pruning Demo – Southern Site

February 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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2018 Pear Pruning Demonstrations

Are you interested in improving your pear blocks? Are you interested in higher density pears or how higher density techniques can help you in your standard pear blocks? Join Dr. Stefano Musacchi, Washington State University Professor of Horticulture and Bob Gix, Blue Star Horticulturalist for a demonstration of pear pruning. We will discuss and demonstrate: tying, spreading and other ways to move away from loppers; simple branches, keeping branches headed up; and controlling the tops of trees in later years.
The Northern Region demonstration will be held on Feb. 19th. View event.

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Tianna Dupont, WSU Extension: (509) 713-5346,

Bob Gix, Blue Star Growers: (509) 669-6168


Stop 1: 398 Mullins Rd. Yakima WA
GPS: 46.6368590, -120.5683630.
Park at the shop before block (S side of road).


Stop 2: 250 to 394 Pleasant Valley Pl, Yakima Wa.
GPS: 46.6834450 -120.6066390
East of Pleasant Valley Rd.

From Mullins road, head East. Turn left on Lookout Point Road. Continue on Mapleway Road. Turn right on Old Naches Hwy. Left to stay on Old Naches Hwy. Turn right on Pleasant Valley Road.



February 5, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 293-8758
Washington State University