May 3, 2016 Vertical/Shoot Selection Workshop with photos

click on photo to enlarge… KCFA held its popular annual Vertical/Shoot Selection Coffee Talk workshop at Bob Nelson’s well maintained farm in Kainaliu. ¬†Bob Smith and Bob Nelson gave their expertise to a group of about 30 interested farmers. ¬† Also, Cheresa Coles and John Quinn, ¬†Research Statisticians with the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service…

Tuesday- May 3 – Coffee Talk: Vertical/Shoot Selection Workshop

KCFA presents Coffee Talk ‚ÄĒ VERTICAL SELECTION Workshop WHEN: Tuesday,¬†May 3, 2016 (9:00-11:00 am) WHERE: ¬†Bob Nelson & Bob Smith at Bob Nelsons‚Äô Farm¬†located makai of the Kona Joe sign in Kainaliu, along Mamalahoa Highway. Drive down; parking available. WHY:¬†Choose the right vertical/shoots from among the new growth following the pruning completed a few months…

Friday- Pruning Workshop and CTAHR’s workshops

Kona Coffee Farmers Association presents: Coffee Talk- Pruning Workshop! When: ¬† ¬†¬†This¬†Friday,¬†January¬†22, 2016¬†Registration begins at 8:30. ¬† ¬†Class to start promptly at 9 am! Where: ¬† ¬†Bob Nelson’s Farm- makai of Kona Joe sign in Kainaliu, along Mamalahoa Highway Why: ¬† ¬† ¬† Make Good Choices by learning Correct Techniques Class will be less than…

Upcoming Coffee Workshops

KCFA¬†Presents: Coffee Talk-¬†¬†Pruning Workshop:¬†Making¬†Good Choices by Learning Correct Techniques Bob Smith and Bob Nelson will again offer their popular annual KCFA Pruning Workshop at Bob Nelson‚Äôs farm in Kainaliu. Suitable for newbies and as a refresher for all! WHEN:¬†January¬†22, 2016- Friday¬†9 am¬† WHY:¬†Learn the value of Pruning correctly and how it impacts future growth and…

Pruning Workshop Handout

Pruning Coffee ‚Äď Bob Smith and Bob Nelson www.KonaCoffeeFarmers.org Friday-January 22, 2016 ‚ÄúCOFFEE TALK‚ÄĚ Presentation 9am WHY:¬† Coffee trees require yearly pruning to remove unproductive branches and to make space for new vigorous growth.¬† Coffee verticals have a growth cycle of 3 years.¬† Maximum production is achieved the 3rd year. Growth thereafter is on a…