Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a hands-on workshop on the afternoon of April 24, 2012 to demonstrate dwarf cherry production in a high tunnel system.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and see the installation of a Haygrove high tunnel over Cornell’s sweet cherry planting system trial at the Crist Home Farm, in Walden, Orange County, NY.
The meeting agenda includes:
Cherry Planting Systems and High Tunnel Production Demonstration Workshop
- Introduction to the Cherry Demonstration Planting
– Steve Hoying, Horticulturalist, Cornell HV Lab, Highland, NY.
- Introduction to the Haygrove High Tunnel System
– Harry Edwards, Haygrove Tunnels, Mount Joy, PA.
- Demonstration of Haygrove high tunnel construction
– There will be opportunities to pitch in and try your hand at it! Come prepared to give a try yourself!
- Plantings systems, pruning strategies, nutrient and water management in high-tunnel cherry production
- Steve Hoying, Horticulturalist, Cornell HV Lab, Highland, NY.
- The Cherry Web Site (http://www.giselacherry.com/ )
– Win Cowgill, Regional Fruit Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Flemington, NJ.
Growing cherries successfully on size controlling stocks requires attention to detail and specific horticultural skills. The goal of the giselacherry.com website is to help you succeed in growing an orchard of cherry trees on Gisela rootstocks.
The meeting is free and will begin at 1 PM on April 24th and will continue through the afternoon.
The cherry planting is located at Crist Brothers Orchard, 141 Berea Road, Walden, NY.
The orchard is south of the main farm entrances and on the opposite side of Berea Road (east side). Enter the deer fence and drive to the top of the hill.
See Coordinates for the planting