Jun 20, 2018
In this episode, Lynn and I discuss the future of sweet cherry production. Lynn believes the future development of tree fruit will emerge when we begin better managing ‘the other half of the tree' - the root system.
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Cherries: Botany, Production and Uses
Episode 12 - Lynn Long - Highlights
2:45 - What are some memorable moments that have lead Lynn to where he is today?
4:10 - What shift happened, and how did Lynn start managing trees differently?
7:40 - How does the vigor of modern dwarf rootstock compared to older varieties?
9:10 - What has been missing in looking at the “other half of the tree”
11:20 - What are some of the things Lynn has observed to cause him to start to wonder what is happening in the soil profile?
14:20 - What has Lynn learned from compost trials?
18:00 - What has been something that has surprised Lynn?
21:30 - What is something that Lynn believes the be true that is different from the mainstream?
23:30 - How does managing what is happening below the soil change how we manage above the soil?
26:00 - How will the canopy be affected by a changing root system?
29:20 - Success in reducing bacterial canker through ecosystem management
33:30 - What is a resource Lynn would recommend?
35:40 - What does Lynn wish he was asked?
37:00 - What does Lynn think the future holds in fruit and vegetable production
40:00 - How does Lynn see an orchard of the future?
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