Date: Friday, February 20th, 2015
Time: 9:30 am – 12 pm
Location: McEvoy Ranch
This workshop is geared to small and mid-size growers with 1 – 100 acres for medium density orchards or landscape plantings.
Samantha Dorsey, McEvoy Ranch’s Farming Manager, is partnering with Sean McEntire, owner of Napa Valley Olive Tree Management Company for this workshop. Samantha has extensive experience in olive orchard management and olive oil production and together our regional experts will outline some of the special considerations for pruning productive, fruit-bearing olive trees and will help you to finesse your pruning techniques.
INDOOR PRUNING LECTURE + DISCUSSION
Topics will include
• Proper Use of Tools
• Different Techniques for Different Applications
• Young Trees vs Older Trees
• Maximizing Fruit Production
• Orchard Cultural Practices
OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION + PRACTICE
With the morning's discussion fresh in mind, participants will gather in one of McEvoy's olive orchards for further instruction, observation and practice of techniques. Come prepared to spend time in the field – participants will be on uneven surfaces and temperatures/conditions may vary. A few extra pruning tools on hand, but feel free to bring your own if you plan to join the workshop, that will be held rain or shine, so dressing accordingly is a must.