Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Pollen Index And Temperature Are Main Factors Influencing Olive Production

Date:
January 6, 2009
Source:
GDESCO
Summary:
The annual pollen index (PI) and the maximum temperature in March are variables influencing most the annual olive crop in Castilla-La Mancha. The olive fruit production of olives shows considerable annual fluctuations; therefore, it is of great interest to know the most influencing parameters on the final harvest and to have an approximate estimation.

A study from the University of Cordoba and the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) determines that the annual pollen index (PI) and the maximum temperature in March are variables influencing most the annual olive crop in Castilla-La Mancha.

Related Articles


The olive fruit production of olives shows considerable annual fluctuations; therefore, it is of great interest to know the most influencing parameters on the final harvest and to have an approximate estimation.

Knowledge of the main biological and climate factors influencing final harvest is becoming increasingly necessary in order to obtain reliable crop estimates and, thus, ensure optimised, effective private crop management. Effective olive crop forecasting is essential in optimising human and economic resources for olive-fruit harvesting, marketing strategies and global commercial distribution.

A study carried out by scientists from the University of Cordoba and the University of Castilla-La Mancha has identified the main factors influencing olive fruit production in this region. In the research, thay analized data from ten years, including atmospheric pollen as an index of flowering intensity, and meteorological data over the flowering and fruiting seasons. Castilla-La Mancha (Central Spain) is the second largest olive-oilproducing region in Spain, the highest olive-oilproducing country in the world.

They reported that the pollen emitted during the whole pollen season (pollen index) was the variable influencing most the final olive crop. The main meteorological variable in the region during the development of flowers was the maximum temperature of March. Also, it has been revealed that the rainfall registered during the final phases of fruit growing (October) also has a positive influence on the harvest.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by GDESCO. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Journal Reference:

  1. Herminia Garcνa-Mozo, Rosa Perez-Badνa and Carmen Galαn. Aerobiological and meteorological factors%u2019 influence on olive (Olea europaea L.) crop yield in Castilla-La Mancha (Central Spain). Aerobiologia, (2008) 24:13%u201318

Cite This Page:

GDESCO. "Pollen Index And Temperature Are Main Factors Influencing Olive Production." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 6 January 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090106083836.htm>.
GDESCO. (2009, January 6). Pollen Index And Temperature Are Main Factors Influencing Olive Production. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 30, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090106083836.htm
GDESCO. "Pollen Index And Temperature Are Main Factors Influencing Olive Production." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090106083836.htm (accessed January 30, 2015).

Share This


More From ScienceDaily



More Plants & Animals News

Friday, January 30, 2015

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Brawling Pandas Are Violently Adorable

Brawling Pandas Are Violently Adorable

Buzz60 (Jan. 29, 2015) — Video of pandas play fighting at the Chengdu Research Base in China will make your day. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) shows us. Video provided by Buzz60
Powered by NewsLook.com
Why Researchers Say We Should Cut Back On Biofuels

Why Researchers Say We Should Cut Back On Biofuels

Newsy (Jan. 29, 2015) — Biofuels aren&apos;t the best alternative to fossil fuels, according to a new report. In fact, they&apos;re quite a bad one. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
3-D Printed Wheelchair Helps Two-Legged Dog Learn to Run

3-D Printed Wheelchair Helps Two-Legged Dog Learn to Run

Buzz60 (Jan. 29, 2015) — 3-D printing helps another two-legged dog run around with his four-legged friends. Jen Markham (@jenmarkham) has the adorable video. Video provided by Buzz60
Powered by NewsLook.com
Dogs Bring on So Many Different Emotions in Their Human Best Friends

Dogs Bring on So Many Different Emotions in Their Human Best Friends

RightThisMinute (Jan. 28, 2015) — From new-puppy happy tears to helpful-grocery-carrying-dog laughter, our four-legged best friends can make us feel the entire spectrum of emotions. Video provided by RightThisMinute
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories

 

Plants & Animals

Earth & Climate

Fossils & Ruins

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins