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Desert Olive Oil Cultivation

Advanced Bio Technologies

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.

Hardbound, 416 Pages

Published: May 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374257-5


  • Part I: Introduction to Desert Olive Oil
    Ch 1: The Current Status and Major Trends of the Olive Oil Industry
    Ch 2: Why Olive and Desert?
    Ch 3: Key Characteristics of Desert Environment
    Ch 4: The History of Olive Oil Cultivation in the Desert
    Part II: Biotechnologies and Olive Oil Cultivation
    Ch 5: Environmental Friendly Desert Agro Biotechnologies
    Ch 6: Biotechnologies for Intensive Olive Production in Desert Condition
    Ch 7: Use of Desert Suitable Olive Oil Genetic Material
    Ch 8: Olive Harvesting Biotechnologies
    Ch 9: Oil Extraction and Processing Biotechnologies
    Ch 10: Oil Mill Waste: Treatments and Products Biotechnologies
    Ch 11: Olive Oil Quality Biotechnologies
    Ch 12: Non-conventional use of olive oil industries: Products & Biotechnologies
    Part III: Desert Olive Oil Branding
    Ch 13: Conventional Desert Olive Oil Cultivation Test Case
    Ch 14: Bio-organic Desert Olive Oil Cultivation Test Case
    Ch 15: Economical Aspects of Desert Olive Oil Cultivation
    Ch 16: Marketing Aspects of Desert Olive Oil Cultivation
    Ch 17: Developing New Desert Olive Oil Brand Names
    Part IV: Summary
    Ch 18: Desert Olive Oil Prospects and concluding remarks
    Appendix A: Literature Survey
    Appendix B: Photos


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