23 Jan Olive tree recovery
Even this year, as we already did for the past three years, we added a new olive grove to our farm.
The new field, located in Monte Giano in Fano (PU), in the Cartoceto DOP growing area, had not been pruned for a few years and has problems related to scab and cecidomyiidae.
As alwasys, we opted for a reform pruning based on the simplified polyconic vase technique, as it is performed in the following video by pruning professional Marco Gambini from Agrimetauro in Villanova (PU).
The theory behind the Polyconic Vase pruning can be found in the beautiful book by Barbara Alfei and Giorgio Pannelli, and it is shown in the simplified scheme herebelow:
The results are quite encouraging: