May Pressing Matters | The Olive Oil Source

May Pressing Matters

May 01, 2012

  • May showers bring spring flowers? In the orchard, that means it’s time to focus on weed control. If you follow organic practices, tune-up the weed whacker in time to keep unwanted ground cover at bay.

  • With reports of early bud break last March, be on the alert for first generation olive fly infestation that can accompany pit hardening. Make sure pest control products are at the ready.

  • Find space within the orchard to plant some complementary vegetables. Nothing showcases your extra virgin olive oil better than grilling a platter of garden-fresh summer vegetables.