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Education & Resources

Presentations

Weed Control and Sprayer Calibration

presented by Monte Nesbitt, Extension Horticulture, College Station, Texas. August 2016 (pdf)

Keys to Successfull Olive Orchard Establishment

presented by Jim Kamas, Asst. Professor & Extension Fruit Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fredericksburg, Texas (pdf)

Mature Tree Management

presented by Larry A. Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (pdf)

Olive Orchard Nutrition & Fertilization

presented by Jim Kamas, Asst. Professor & Extension Fruit Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fredericksburg, TX (pdf)

Water Management

presented by Larry A. Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (pdf)

Overview of Olive Production in Texas and California

presented by Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (pdf)

Resources

Every county is served by a county extension agent, an FSA office and an NRCS office. While the following links are useful, it is imperative that all growers contact the FSA and NRCS office in their area personally.

FSA - Farm Service Agency. All growers need to register their orchard with FSA. It is imperative that growers report their acreage and yields. This is necessary to establish a farm program for olives in Texas.

NRCS - Natural Resources and Conversation Services. All growers should perform a wetlands study prior to breaking out land for orchard. Also a good source of grower assistance.

AgriLife - Huge supporter of the Texas Olive Industry. AgriLife provides research, education and other assistance to olive growers in Texas.