The fruit of the olive tree is a heavy consumer of nutrients, therefore it is necessary to have a good supply of nutrients and good mineral and organic reserves in order to provide the necessary substances for the olives to properly develop.
Remember that it is necessary for the olive tree to produce good vegetative shoots and blossoms and fruits in the spring, which act as the main receptors of supply channels. The occurence of different limiting factors can seriously impair the olive grove's level of production.
Cultural labor in olive groves is meant to minimize limiting factors. These labors are based on the following principles:
- Avoid competition with weeds and with the wood of the olive tree itself
- Ensure good nutrition from light
- Ensure good water and mineral plant nutrition
- Avoid decreases in production from plagues and diseases
Remember: everything we do to the olive tree is done so that every year the tree will produce fruit and grow.