Use of the Talcum Powder in Olive Oil Production

Authorized talcum powder acts as an adjuvant. We understand adjuvants as: different substances which are added to industrial processes in order to improve them, obtaining better work conditions and/or performance and quality of the final product, removing it during the process...

Nutrition Olive Tree: Phosphorous and Potassium

Phosphorous Phosphorous is involved in the reactions that need metabolic energy, such as sprouting, growth, fruit setting and maturation. Low leaf levels of phosphorous produces short sprouts and leaves, low levels of set fruit, and in extreme cases, defoliation.

Ensure adequate luminous nutrition and adequate water in the leaves

In the leaves (and unripe fruit as well) photosynthesis occurs, which consists of the fixation of carbonic-anhydride that is taken up with water from the roots by the stomas. Light acts as a source of energy in the reaction, and this produces carbohydrates, the simplest of...

The olive tree as xerophytic plant

The wild olive tree is found in the entire Mediterranean basin. Broadly speaking, the Mediterranean climate is defined by its hot, dry summers with relatively rainy and mild fall and spring, yet there is always great variability and uncertainty both within the year and from year...

Interview to Susana Romera, Technical Director at ESAO - Olive Oil School of Spain

  Susana Romera: "Olive oil is the healthiest fat for human body, but it is not used that much" Olga Beklemisheva, Olive Oil Sommelier by ESAO, the Olive Oil School of Spain, co-founder of the Russian project Olive Makers, interviews our Technical Director, Susana Romera.

Nutrition Olive Tree: Boron, Zinc and Iron

¿Do you know these three elements that influence in the olive tree nutrition?

The types of olive oil

There is a wide range of olive oil types in the market, as well as some confusion on this issue.

Disease of Olive Tree: Emplomado and Tuberculosis

Emplomado This is a fungal disease whose symptoms and control tecnhiques are similar to repilo.

Mechanical removal

This system is used above all in organic olive groves. The necessary weeding is done to keep herbaceous plants at a minimum.

Common Plagues

Olive gull mite This arthropod can cause harm in young leaves and fruit, but generally it is not severe. In young olive trees this can significantly slow down growth.

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