Fruit production: Your action plan against fruit pests

Monitoring is the first step in managing pests and preventing fruit damage. Here’s advice on how this should be done. For fruit farming to be successful, you need to know as soon as a pest appears in your orchards, so that something can be done before it is too late.…

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Fruit production: Secrets to processing olives

Processing of olives isn’t for the faint-hearted. To make it in this market requires capital and expertise. Olives can’t be eaten straight from the tree. They need either to be processed to make table olives or the oil needs to be extracted from the fresh fruit. Most growers sell their…

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Fruit production: How to manage olive trees

What happens after the olive orchard has been planted? Irrigation is essential in modern olive orchards. The yield and fruit quality of table olives (for pickling) and oil olives are improved significantly by well-managed irrigation. But too much, or poorly scheduled, irrigation can lead to all sorts of problems, including…

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Fruit production: How to manage olive trees
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Fruit production: An introduction to olive farming

Although the hardy, evergreen olive tree can survive for centuries with no attention, it will only produce economically viable crops if given the necessary care. Here’s some background and the basics. Table olives and olive oil are, like wine, associated with an element of mystique, yet the successful cultivation of…

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