Tree Fruit Orchard Tour for Cherries- Pears- and Apples
Date: June 26, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Chuck Ingels 916-875-6913 or 916-875-7458
Sponsor: Capitol Corridor
Tree Fruit Orchard Tour: High-Efficiency Tree Architecture and Harvest Aids for Cherries, Pears, and Apples
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Walnut Grove and Linden, CA
Registration must be received by Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Matt Whiting (WSU Extension Horticulturist) and Karen Lewis (WSU Tree Fruit Specialist)
This tour will explore the use of harvest aids and mechanization for improving efficiency and reducing labor costs in tree fruit production. We will travel to several orchards to see and discuss trellis systems and platforms for harvesting and managing pear, cherry, and apple orchards.
Researchers from Washington State University will share results of their work with harvest-assist machines and their effects on, productivity, efficiency, and bruising. Researchers and growers will discuss lessons learned from trellis designs and spacing that facilitate mechanization and maximize efficiency.
Funding: Calif. Apple Commission, Calif. Cherry Advisory Board, and Calif. Pear Advisory Board