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Cancelled – Pre-Cherry Institute Orchard Systems Tour 2017
January 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Tour CANCELLED due to inclement weather
There will be Pre-Cherry Institute Orchard Systems Tour on Thursday, January 19th in the Benton City/Prosser area.
Tour Stop 1 begins at 1 pm at the Olsen Brothers Orchard (Benton City, WA).
The best way to reach the orchard is to enter from the North District Line Road just north of O.I.E (look for sign), then drive west towards the end of the block. See map below.
Topics discussed at this location: fruiting wall training systems (angled vs. vertical); intra-canopy variability in fruit quality; trellis design; and a platform demonstration.
Tour Stop 2 will be the Roza Research Orchard (WSU-IAREC, Prosser, WA).
The orchard can be reached by entering N. Crosby Road just north of Evans Road then driving east to the field day sign.
Topics discussed at this location: training systems; pruning and training; and a mechanical pruning demonstration.