Development of integrated strategies for recuperation of the cv.‘Galega vulgar’ as a major olive cultivar for the Portuguese olive oil production.

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Project title | Development of integrated strategies for recuperation of the cv.‘Galega vulgar’ as a major olive cultivar for the Portuguese olive oil production.
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Main objective |

Region of intervention |

Beneficiary entity |
  • Universidade de Évora(líder)
  • Associação de Agricultores do Ribatejo(parceiro)
  • DRARO(parceiro)
  • ENMP-Estação Nacional de Melhoramneto de Plantas(parceiro)
  • ESAS(parceiro)
  • Lacrome Lda(parceiro)
  • Plansel viveiros Jorge Bohm Lda(parceiro)
  • Universidade de Coimbra(parceiro)
  • Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - Instituto Superior de Agronomia(parceiro)

Approval date | 06-10-2003
Start date | 01-10-2003
Date of the conclusion | 31-12-2007

Total eligible cost |
European Union financial support |
National/regional public financial support |

Summary

The project will develop studies about the main aspects of the production chain of the cv. "Galega vulgar". The clone selection of this cultivar, which as began in 1996, contributing for the production of selected material, based in specific agronomic characteristics, will be pursuit. All clones will be characterized morphologically and molecularly. Plant production systems by semi-hardwood cuttings and by in vitro methods will be improved. The evaluation of physiological and anatomical parameters of the rooting process, will be considered to achieve those proposes. The study of the cultural behaviour from cultivars already used in intensive (> 300 plant/ha) and super-intensive orchards (> 1000 plant/ha), will allow collecting data about the adaptability of the 'Galega vulgar' cultivar to those production regimes. Experimental orchards of ‘Galega vulgar' will be installed and used as demonstration units for farmers.

Objectives, activities and expected/achieved results

Recuperação do interesse cultural da cv.'Galega vulgar', demonstrando a superior qualidade do seu azeite e desenvolvendo novas técnicas que permitam uma redução dos custos de produção de plantas e de implantação e gestão de olivais desta cultivar.