Cherry (fruit, plant, tree, properties, price…)

The cherry is an attractive and exquisite-tasting fruit. It is one of the first fruits of season. In Spain, production starts in April, although we can buy cherries of Spanish origin until August. Benefits and properties of cherry Each fruit has different characteristics and chemical composition. In particular, the properties of cherryhave proven beneficial or … Read moreCherry (fruit, plant, tree, properties, price…)

Meloidogyne incognita

The gill nematode or grilles (Meloidogyne incognita), is a plague of low impact in the traditional olive grove, thanks to the rusticity of the olive tree. The olive tree nurseries and the new plantations of olive groves on crops previous tobacco, cotton, sunflower… may have problems, being necessary to monitor the infections of Meloidogyne incognita. Symptoms … Read moreMeloidogyne incognita

Glyphosate herbicide

Glyphosate herbicide is currently the best-selling herbicide in the world. Monsanto had the patent until 2000 when it expired and became public domain. Because there is no patent, this product is generic and can be produced by any chemical company. Due to this, there is a lot of competition and its price is very economical compared … Read moreGlyphosate herbicide

Pseudocercospora cladosporioides (olive leaf spot)

The olive leaf spot, also known as leaded olive is caused by the fungus (Pseudocercospora cladosporioides Braun 1993). It affects the vigor of the olive tree by damaging the leaves and causing its premature fall to the ground. The most accepted name of the fungus causing olive leaf spot is Pseudocercospora cladosporioides. However, publications with the … Read morePseudocercospora cladosporioides (olive leaf spot)

Otiorhynchus cribricollis

Otiorrinco or beetle of the olive tree (otiorhynchus cribricollis gyllenhaal, 1834), It is a secondary pest with little impact on the traditional olive grove. However, in young olive groves and intensive plantations can cause damage of some consideration. Therefore, in these cases, control is necessary when there are important populations of the olive beetle. This … Read moreOtiorhynchus cribricollis

Olive rot

Various fungi cause olive rot, the best known for their incidence are the soapy olive (Colletotrichum), Leprosy (Phlyctema wanderer) and the olive fruit root  (Dalmatian Sphaeropsis). Other fungi that are considered secondary pathogens and even fungi saprophytes penetrate the olives that have been damaged. Spreading fungi reduces fatty performance and get worse the quality of … Read moreOlive rot

Liothrips oleae Costa

Liothrips oleae Costa, popularly known as olive spider, Liothrips oleae Costa, belongs to the order of the tisanópteros (small neoptera insects). Its incidence is usually small and is considered a secondary pest of the olive grove. The insect is also called black louse, due to its dark color and small size. The plague was identified … Read moreLiothrips oleae Costa

Arbequina vs Picual

To decide between Arbequina vs Picual, it is necessary to be clear about the different uses of each type of oil. There are important differences in the features of the Arbequina and Picual oil. Its cultivation form is also very different, with Arbequina being the most present variety in the super high density olive grove. … Read moreArbequina vs Picual

Olive oil color

The olive oil color can take different shades from the dark green to light yellow. The factors with the greatest impact on the color of the oil are the ripening of the olive, the filtered, the passage of time and the olive variety. Although the color of the oil is not a reliable measure of … Read moreOlive oil color

Sikitita olive tree

Sikitita olive tree, also known as Chiquitita, is a recently obtained varietal production. It is the first variety specifically selected for hedge grove plantations (super high density). The variety is the result of research carried out through the olive breeding program initiated in 1991. The Córdoba University (UCO) and the Andalusian Institute of Research and Agrarian … Read moreSikitita olive tree

Olive tree climate

The olive tree climate requirements, significantly influences in the productive development of a particular olive variety. Type of exploitation of cultivation: traditional, intensive olive grove, super high density in hedge … The olive grove of intensive surface (7×7, 7×6, 6×5 meters) is suitable in fresh dry areas or with the possibility of irrigation. However, in … Read moreOlive tree climate

Olive fruit rot (Sphaeropsis dalmatica)

Olive fruit rot is the damage caused by the fungus Camarosporium dalmaticum (Thüm. 1979) or Sphaeropsis dalmatica in olives. It is spread throughout several Mediterranean countries. Its incidence is usually reduced and unimportant except for certain greening farms. Damage caused by the olive grove The olive fruit rot exclusively affects the fruit without affecting the vegetative state of the … Read moreOlive fruit rot (Sphaeropsis dalmatica)

Anthracnose in olives (Colletotrichum sp)

Anthracnose (Colletotrichum sp) is a olive disease of increasing importance in the Spanish olive grove. It is produced by fungi Colletotrichum acutatum and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Initially it only affected olives, but currently fungi produce a toxin that weakens the olive trees by drying the affected branches. It is in the rainy autumn when the fungus has … Read moreAnthracnose in olives (Colletotrichum sp)

Olive tree borer

The ​​plague called olive tree borer, it is formed by two species of insects polyphagous beetles of the Curculionidae family. Hylesinus Oleiperda (Fabricius, 1792), commonly called black borer and Phloeotribus Scarabaeoides (Bern, 1788). The name “Borer“, receives it by the form of the perforations that it realizes in the wood, similar to a hole. Damages … Read moreOlive tree borer

Sant’agostino olives

Sant’Agostino olives, have Italian origin with a presence mainly in the region of Apulia. It produces very high quality table olives. However, its low capacity to adapt to existing cultivation conditions outside Apulia makes it impossible to expand. Names or synonyms: Sant’Agostino olive tree is also known for: Cazzarola, Oliva di Andria, Oliva Grossa, Olive … Read moreSant’agostino olives

Pizz’e Carroga Olive Tree

Pizz’e Carroga Olive Tree is the original variety of Sardinia. The main location of the olive grove is located south of Sardinia (Villacidrese, Parteolla and Marmilla) and to a lesser extent in Sarcidano and Ogliastra. The characteristics of the variety support a mixed use, both for oil and for table. There are numerous olive varieties, such … Read morePizz’e Carroga Olive Tree