Desert Olive Oil Cultivation
Advanced Bio Technologies
- Zeev Wiesman, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Due to the adverse stress conditions typical of olive cultivation in desert conditions, the olive tree is responding with production of high levels of antioxidant substances. Among these substances are polyphenols, tocopherols, and phytosterols. Studies have shown that saline irrigated varieties of olives have demonstrated advantages over those irrigated with tap water.This is just one of the aspects of desert cultivation of olives that is covered in Desert Olive Oil Advanced Biotechnologies. Based on 20 years of research, the book expounds on the appropriate selection of olive varieties with high productivity and oil quality, the impact of foliar nutrition on decreasing alternate bearing and increasing fruit quality, improving efficiency of mechanical harvesting, and increasing efficiency of oil extraction and oil quality regulating analysis.
Scientists and researchers exploring the expansion of agricultural development in arid and semi-arid environments.Students interested in desert and saline cultivation, chemical analysis and biotechnological manipulation.