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This bestselling manual is the definitive guide to olive production in California. This 180-page manual is fully illustrated with 40 tables, 19 line drawings, and 36 charts, and 100 color and black and white photos.
The most notable additions to the 2005 edition include a new chapter on deficit irrigation, a greatly expanded chapter on olive oil production, and coverage of four new pests, including the olive fly.
Includes production techniques for commercial growers worldwide - from orchard planning and maintenance to harvesting and postharvest processing.
Contains information on pollination, pruning for shaker and vertical rotating comb harvest, mechanical pruning, deficit irrigation, mechanical harvesting methods including trunk-shaking and canopy contact harvesters, postharvest handling and processing methods, and olive oil production. Also includes information on new pests including olive fly, oleander scale, olive mite, and black vine weevil.