Olive Propagation Manual
An authoritative guide to olive propagation, providing information on seed germination, rooting of cuttings, grafting and micropropagation.
This practical manual is an authoritative guide to olive propagation, providing extended information on seed germination, rooting of cuttings, grafting and micropropagation. The authors describe each topic in detail and discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of each procedure. + Full description
The Olive Propagation Manual has been developed to take into account the future demand for olive oil, which is expected to increase to three million tonnes annually over the next 10 years. Such volumes will require active farming programs and olive trees for new orchards and the replacement of olive trees in existing orchards. As the olive industry moves from traditional manual methods to mechanised operations, planting stock will need to be developed to meet future challenges. Varietal selection will need to be directed to clones that are early bearing, disease resistant, able to be mechanically harvested, and produce quality fruit and oil. Each of these issues are addressed throughout this book.
The Olive Propagation Manual explores historical perspectives, traditional methods and state-of-the-art olive propagation including theoretical explanations and all practical aspects.- Short description
No longer available in a print edition.
"This book should be useful to anyone with olive propagation, as it appears to include all the information necessary to set up and run an olive nursery."
Hereward Corley (Experimental Agriculture vol. 41, 2005)
"This book is for the serious olive grower."
Earth Garden, June-August 2004
"In style, this new release is in the best sense plain. The flower and fruit biology of the olive, its propagation by cutting, grafting and in-vitro techniques, and nursery requirements are clearly and fully explained. For agricultural science students, cultivators and the seriously green-fingered."
The Australian, 7 April 2004
DetailsePDF | April 2004
Publisher: Landlinks Press
1.1. Importance of propagation for olive cultivation
1.2. Fundamentals of plant propagation
1.3. Olive propagation today
2. Flower and fruit biology in olive
2.1. Olive cycles
2.2. Stages of olive reproduction
3. Propagation by cutting
3.1. Biology of adventitious root formation in cuttings
3.2. Techniques of propagation by cutting
4. Propagation by grafting
4.1. Purposes of grafting
4.2. Production of olive seedlings
4.3. Theoretical and practical aspects of grafting
4.4. Production of clonal rootstocks in olive
4.5. Grafted plants or self-rooted plants?
5. In vitro propagation of olive
5.2. Somatic embryogenesis
5.3. Synthetic seeds and micrografting
5.4. Considerations on olive micropropagation
5.5. In vitro conservation of olive
6. The olive nursery (stock plants, structures, equipment and operations)
6.1. Stock plants
6.4. Environmental conditions for rooting
6.5. Hardening (1st transplant)
6.6. Plant growing (2nd transplant)
6.7. Plant training
6.8. Plant certification
7. Conservation of olive germplasm
Appendix 1 - Rooting ability of all olive cultivars of which scientific literature is available
Appendix 2 - Olive germplasm collections in the world