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Olive production manuals
ANR's Olive Production Manual (2nd ed.) is the definitive guide to olive production in California. Notable additions to the 2005 edition include a chapter on deficit irrigation, a greatly expanded chapter on olive oil production, and coverage of four new pests, including the olive fruit fly. The manual includes production techniques for commercial growers worldwide — from orchard planning and maintenance to harvesting and postharvest processing, pollination, mechanical pruning and deficit irrigation.
Designed as a companion to the Olive Production Manual, the Organic Olive Production Manual includes detailed information on plant nutrition, economics, pest and weed control, management of olive wastes, converting existing orchards to organic, and organic certification and registration. Other topics include orchard site selection, irrigation needs, terrain, temperature, soil, olive fruit fly damage, and how these vary for table versus oil olive production.
Olive Production Manual (2nd ed.), ANR Pub No 3353, 180 pp, $35
Organic Olive Production Manual, ANR Pub No 3505, 112 pp, $18
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