How to Prune for Mechanical Olive Shaker Harvesting?

Information has been provided by Barilla Contract Orchard Harvesting to provide insightful tips to achieving a successful and efficient olive harvest through pruning techniques to ensure an efficient olive harvest. Why prune olive trees? There are many reasons why you would want to incorporate a plan for pruning, here are a few reasons why; To…

Factors affecting your olive harvest

For olive oil production, it is very important not to irrigate for the weeks leading up to harvest as the moisture content of the fruit can be too high, the optimum moisture content is 50%. Plump olives are sometimes full of water, not oil. The high water content makes the extraction of oil more difficult…

The importance of Boron & Calcium in Olive Trees

In the lead up to flowering, you need to ensure your trees have adequate nutrition, particularly of Boron and Calcium.  A lack of Boron and Calcium may lead to decreased fruit set, oil quality and oil stability. The application of Boron and Calcium can never be overstressed.  It is a requirement for your trees. In Brief A study on…

4 Factors That Will Set You Up For Next Olive Harvest

  Marcelo Berlanda and I were talking about the need for proper implementation of key areas of grove management.  It must be stressed that if any of these areas are lacking then production in your grove can be greatly affected, even to the extent of non-production of a commercial grove. In reflection, this is the…

Need labour for your olive harvest?

Are your friends and family less able to help when time presses on for the Olive Harvest?  We often hear how difficult it can be to find sufficient labour at this time.  You will be happy to hear that there is a service that looks to facilitate matching Corporations and Growers with Workers for variable…