Optimization the fertilization of olive orchards in Tunisia

IPNI-2014-TUN-1

This project was initiated with the objective to increase the revenues of Tunisian olive farmers through the adoption of best fertilizer management practices, and consisted of three research activities. The objective of the first activity was the assessment of the nutrient status of olive orchards in rain-fed and irrigated areas. The study continued in 2017 (‘on’ year) in the rain-fed area of northwest Tunisia. Read more


Year of initiation:2014
Year of completion:2017

Interpretive Summary

This project was initiated with the objective to increase the revenues of Tunisian olive farmers through the adoption of best fertilizer management practices, and consisted of three research activities. The objective of the first activity was the assessment of the nutrient status of olive orchards in rain-fed and irrigated areas. The study continued in 2017 (‘on’ year) in the rain-fed area of northwest Tunisia.

This project started in 2014 with the objective to increase the revenues of olive farmers of Tunisia by increasing production through the adoption of improved fertilizer management practices. The first activity of the project was the assessment of the initial nutrient status of olive orchards in rain-fed and irrigated areas. The study continued in 2016 (off year) in the rain-fed area of north-west of Tunisia.

The project started in 2014 with the objective to increase the revenues of farmers by increasing olive production through the adoption of best fertilization management. The first activity of the project was initiated in 2014 with the development of the initial nutrient status of olive orchards in irrigated and rainfed areas of Tunisia. Leaf samples were collected in January and July 2015. Results showed that N remained at the same range in rainfed orchards.

This project aims to increase the revenues of olive farmers by increasing production through the adoption of best fertilization management. The first phase was initiated in 2014 with the determination of the initial status of olive orchards in irrigated and rainfed areas of Tunisia. Several olive orchards were selected in different regions and foliage were sampled in July.

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Publications

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Diagnosis of the Nutritional Status of Rainfed Olive Orchards Ajmi Larbi, Mahdi Fendri, Hakim Boulal, Mohamed El Gharous, and Monji Msallem
Better Crops With Plant Food
2016-4, page #22

Project Leader

Monji Msallem, Olive Tree Institute of Tunisia


Project Cooperators

Dr Ajmi Larbi, Olive Tree Institute (Tunisia)
Dr Fendri Mehdi, Olive Tree Institute (Tunisia)


IPNI Staff

H. Boulal


Location

Africa \ Northern Africa \ TUN


Topics

foliar fertilization, irrigation

olive

Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K)