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Education Blog

From Frost to Recovery: The winter season of 2016-2017

COLD SINKS That’s what we learned from observation this year. We watched temperatures wildly fluctuate, punctuated by damaging cold snaps ...
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Lessons from Mother Nature:  The Importance of Microclimates and Spacing

Recently I wrote that the rains during flowering had an adverse affect on pollination and consequently production. To recap, olive ...
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Starting an olive orchard

Soil Type The olive tree is a tremendously adaptable plant that can grow in almost any soil that drains well ...
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More than just olives

As the saying goes about pigs, “you can use everything but the squeal!” The same can be said about olive ...
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Olive Tree Care

Whether you’re planting one tree or thousands, the care of your olive trees begins with the planting. Below are the ...
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How to Harvest Olives

Olive trees are pollinated by wind and not by bees. Some varieties are self fertile, others need another variety or ...
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FAQs about olives and olive trees

What is the difference between green olives and black olives? Olives are green when they are unripe, mottled reddish-purple (rosy) ...
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The Causes of Bark Splitting on Trees

Bark splitting can occur in response to various environmental factors at different times of the year. Splits can occur on ...
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