On Tuesday, Nov. 18, a field meeting is planned to review pruning and topping options in prunes. The meeting will be held in Live Oak at Everest Tumber's orchard. There will be demonstrations of flat topping, roof topping, and V-topping, as well as pneumatic and gas powered prunes.
Bill Krueger, UCCE farm advisor in Glenn County, and Erick Nielsen, prune grower and owner of Erick Nielsen Enterprises (ENE), will be guest speakers. The program will start at 9:30, with sign-ins and coffee at 9:00 a.m.
Directions to Tumber Orchard: Turn west off of Hwy 99 at the stoplight in Live Oak. Take the first possible right (north). This is N St, even though a left turn would be California St. Take N straight north following the railroad tracks for just under a mile to the meeting site. Look for yellow UC meeting signs for the exact location.