Diseases and Disorders Associated with Environmental Stress in Sustainable Olive Orchards in Australia

Diseases and Disorders Associated with Environmental Stress in Sustainable Olive Orchards in Australia

V. Sergeeva and R. Spooner-Hart | View Article The main aim of our research is to contribute to the knowledge on diseases and disorders of olives in Australia. Based on our diagnostic and field research work we report several new records of fruit rots and of fungi associated with foliage, trunk and root diseases. As well as being affected by a range of pathogenic diseases, olives are also subject to non-pathogenic disorders, such as damage by heat and sun, wind, fire and other weather conditions, water-logging and irregular watering or nutrient imbalances, all of which interfere with the normal physiological processes in trees. As a result, reduced crop set and fruit size as well as a range of other symptoms such as frost, chilling, hail injuries, and sunburn can be directly caused by environmental conditions. Moisture, temperature, sunlight, nutrition and soil characteristics can all affect plant growth. If one of these factors is out of balance it may lead to environmental stress which may, in turn, result in a greater tendency to become...
From the Olive Tree to Olive Oil, New Trends and Future Challenges

From the Olive Tree to Olive Oil, New Trends and Future Challenges

Vera Sergeeva | View Article New Trends and challenges such as the following and many others: Environmental Stress and Sustainable Olive Growing The Use of the Evapotranspiration Stress Index (ETSI) to Guide Irrigation Management in Young Olives Biennial Bearing in Olive – Physiological Background and Control Effect of Nitrogen Status on Frost Tolerance of Olive Trees Gene Expression Analysis of Olive Tree (Olea europaea L.) in Response to Salt Stress High Temperatures Before Budbreak Inhibits Olive Tree Flower Differentiation but Not Development Quantifying Indicators for Short- Term Water Stress in Juvenile ‘Barnea’ Olives Using Large Weighing-Drainage Lysimeters Transcript Analysis and Metabolome Profiling of Developing Olive Fruit in Relation to Different Water...