Pear Meeting is in Hopland, Calif.

Pear Meeting is in Hopland, Calif.

October 17, 2013

PEAR ORCHARD SYSTEMS FIELD MEETING

An upcoming Meeting for the California Pear Industry is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the  Shadowbrook Farms, 13850 Old River Road, Hopland

Meeting speakers include: Rachel Elkins, Pomology Farm Advisor, U.C. Cooperative Extension Kurt Ashurst, host grower; Bruce Lampinen, Extension Orchard Management Specialist and Ted DeJong, Professor/ CE Pomologist, UC Davis; Todd Einhorn, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC), Hood River; Stefano Musacchi, Associate Professor, Washington State University – Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC), Wenatchee

AGENDA

   Welcome and overview of California collaborative pear systems trials

   2013 NC-140 ‘Bartlett’ Pear Systems Trial
 Planted May 1-2, 2013; trees from Willow Drive Nursery, Ephrata, WA
Training systems: “V”, tall spindle, bi-axis, 2-leader, completely unpruned (unreplicated) In-row spacing: 3’, 4.5’, 6’. Between row spacing: 12’
Rootstocks: OHxF 69, OHxF 87, Pyro 2-33

   Fire blight Resistant Pear Selections
 2013 selections from Dr. Richard Bell, USDA-ARS, Kearneysville, WVA Planted May 16, 2013 and headed to 30”; all on OHxF 87.Other locations: Sacramento Delta (Chuck Ingels), Hood River (Todd Einhorn); Wenatchee (Kate Evans); Michigan (2 sites) (Bill Shane); West Virginia (R. Bell)

  The Organizers wish to thank the following for helping with this meeting.
 Kurt Ashurst and crew, Shadowbrook Farms, A&P Ag Structures, Visalia, Willow Drive Nursery, Ephrata, WA, Adams County Nursery
and
 California Pear Advisory Board for partial funding. 

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