This manual provides detailed information for growers on production issues, plant nutrition, economics, pest and weed control, management of olive wastes, the conversion process, and organic certification and registration. Using this manual you'll learn about orchard site selection considerations, irrigation needs, terrain, temperature, soil, damage from the olive fruit fly, and how these may vary for table fruit versus fruit for oil production. You'll also learn how to evaluate harvest methods an important consideration as harvest costs typically amount to half the total production cost for olives. This manual has been developed as a supplement to the Olive Production Manual, 2nd Edition. Organic growers are advised to consult both publications as they develop and refine their production systems.Super-High-Density Central Valley Production Costs Several scenarios are being pursued in the olive oil industry in an ... and spray; and the continuous-flow straddle harvester (almost like a combine harvesting grain) can harvest almost 2 acres (1 ha) per hour with only two workers (plate 2.1). ... $1, 100 Capital recovery (land, buildings, aamp; investment) $8, 400 Total approximate cost per acre $1, 680 Totalanbsp;...
|Title||:||Organic Olive Production Manual|
|Author||:||Paul M. Vossen|
|Publisher||:||UCANR Publications - 2007|