Olive Propagation Manual

Olive Propagation Manual

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This practical manual is an authoritative guide to olive propagation, providing extended information on seed germination, rooting of cuttings, grafting and micropropagation. The authors describe each topic in detail and discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of each procedure. The Olive Propagation Manual has been developed to take into account the future demand for olive oil, which is expected to increase to three million tonnes annually over the next 10 years. Such volumes will require active farming programs and olive trees for new orchards and the replacement of olive trees in existing orchards. As the olive industry moves from traditional manual methods to mechanised operations, planting stock will need to be developed to meet future challenges. Varietal selection will need to be directed to clones that are early bearing, disease resistant, able to be mechanically harvested, and produce quality fruit and oil. Each of these issues are addressed throughout this book. The Olive Propagation Manual explores historical perspectives, traditional methods and state-of-the-art olive propagation including theoretical explanations and all practical aspects.... it is advisable to use these, although a comparison with the results of bark grafting is recommended. Collection and conservation of scionwood Olive scionwood is obtained from 1 -year-old vigorous shoots, collected from mature and healthyanbsp;...

Title:Olive Propagation Manual
Author:Andrea Fabbri, Giorgio Bartolini, Maurizio Lambardi, Stan Kailis
Publisher:Landlinks Press - 2004-04-01


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