Disease resistance and adaptability of olive cultivars

Disease resistance and adaptability of olive cultivars
September + October 2011/ Australian & New Zealand Olivegrower & Processor

resistenceVera Sergeeva | View Article
Olives are extensively cultivated in the world and the industry continues to expand in many countries. Approximately 11 million hectares are under olive cultivation, comprising an estimated 600 varieties. New types of olive trees have been created over the years, both by adaptation to different climates and multiplication methods.

Climate is the most important limiting factor in the distribution of olives, as temperature controls growth, reproduction and development of diseases and pests. Environmental factors also play an important role in managing diseases and disorders.