Desert Olive Oil Cultivation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123742575, 9780080921426

Desert Olive Oil Cultivation

1st Edition

Advanced Bio Technologies

Authors: Zeev Wiesman
eBook ISBN: 9780080921426
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742575
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th May 2009
Page Count: 416
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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.

Key Features

  • Addresses olive cultivation methods for semi-arid environments
  • Focuses on intensive cultivation using saline and municipal waste recycled irrigation water and their significant impact on the production and nutritional value of olive oil
  • Integrated and multidisciplinary approaches providing a comprehensive view of the desert olive industry
  • Provides key considerations including ecological, biotechnological, agricultural and political impacts


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

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Zeev Wiesman

Affiliations and Expertise

Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

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