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Cover for Olives.

This book of 'olives' is the result of many years' endeavours in collecting valuable information from the existing literature concerning the olive tree and its culture; a proportion of this information, and experience, has originated from scientific projects of the author and his scientific team....

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for History of olive growing.

Olives were first cultivated in the Eastern Mediterranean region and expanded westwards during the next millennium. Olive cultivation spread from Crete to Syria, Palestine and Israel, to Cyprus, southern Turkey and Egypt. With the expansion of the Greek colonies, olive culture reached southern...

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The olive: origin and classification.

This chapter discusses the origin and classification of olive. Tabulated data summarizing the current stage of olive cultivation in non-Mediterranean areas and the botanical species of olive grown throughout the various continents (Oceania, America, Asia, Africa and Europe) are provided.

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Morphology and taxonomy of the olive.

This chapter describes the growth habit; taxonomy; anatomy of root system, trunk, main branches, leaves, inflorescences, flowers; growth; morphology; and physiology (flowering, pollination, fertilization and ripening) of olive tree.

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Structure and composition of the olive fruit.

This chapter describes the structure (epicarp, mesocarp and endocarp) and composition (alkanes, alcohols, aldehydes, fatty acids, triterpenoids and phenols) of olive fruits.

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Hectareage, number of trees and production of olive oil and table olives.

Tabulated data on the hectareage and number of olive trees worldwide; the global olive oil production; the olive oil production in the Mediterranean; and the EU production of olive oil are provided. There is a variety of table olives (whole, pitted, sliced, stuffed) and, as observed in the case of...

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rootstocks.

This chapter describes the roles of olive rootstocks on the tree size, salt tolerance, and fruit size, shape, ripening time and mineral content. Some selected olive rootstocks are described and the various degrees of vigour of olive plants exhibited by common rootstocks are given.

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Major trends in olive farming systems.

Significant changes in cultivation techniques have occurred since the 1970s, such as the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides and modern cultivation and irrigation systems. The expansion of new plantation systems and the abandonment of the old, traditional ones have produced...

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climatic and soil conditions.

This paper describes the climatic and edaphic factors influencing the growth of olive trees. Topics covered include: the optimum temperature range and thermal requirements of olive trees; low temperature sensing and the role of calcium in olive trees; the different methods for the assessment of...

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Flower bud induction and differentiation.

This chapter describes the stages of flower bud induction and differentiation, and the factors affecting flowering bud induction (i.e. light, juvenility, temperature, growth regulators, sugars and nutrient elements, oleuropein levels, harvesting date, fruit thinning, and defoliation) in olive.

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter

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