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Book: Olive Production Manual

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This thorough, practical manual offers valuable information on olive production for commercial olive growers everywhere.


Sections of this book cover the history of the olive industry in California, olive botany, orchard planning, orchard maintenance (including nutrient analysis, irrigation systems, pest control, and crop management), harvesting and post harvest processing. Illustrated with numerous graphs, tables and drawings with full page colour plates.

The Olive Production manual is also know as "the best olive growers guide in the English language" and "the olive growers Bible" 

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Olive Production Manual – 2nd Edition

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
Technical Editors: G Steven Sibbett &
Louise Ferguson


Contents



THE OLIVE INDUSTRY


1.

History and Scope of the Olive Industry

1

2.

California Table Olives: Marketing, Imports
and the Federal Marketing Order

11

BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION


3.

Botany of the Olive

15

ORCHARD PLANNING


4.

Olive Cultivars and Propagation

19

5.

Site Selection and Preparation, Tree Spacing
and Design, and Initial Training

27

THE OLIVE TREE AND FRUIT


6.

Carbohydrate and Nitrogen Assimilation

35

7.

Root Physiology and Rootstock Characteristics

39

8.

Flowering, Pollination, Fruiting, Alternate
Bearing and Abscission

49

9.

Pruning Mature Bearing Olive Trees

55

10.

Olive Irrigation Management

61

11.

Effects of Water Stress on Olive Tree Performance

71

12.

Mineral Nutrient Availability

75

13.

Diagnosing and Correcting Nutrient Problems

83

14.

Olive Fruit Thinning

101

PEST MANAGEMENT


15.

Arthropod Pests of Olives

105

16.

Nematodes of Olives

115

17.

Diseases of Olives

119

18.

Weed Management in Olives

123

19.

Spray Application Principles and Techniques

129

HARVESTING


20.

The Olive Harvest

135

PROCESSING THE CROP


21.

Grading Canning Olives

141

22.

Processing California Olives

145

23.

Olive Oil Production

157

COLOUR PLATES

93-100

INDEX

175


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