• OUR OLIVE GROVE

Our olive grove is cultivated trough methods of organic agriculture based on regulations, which are regulated by the European Union, that determine the elimination of chemical pesticides and fertilizers and request their substitution with natural resources.

Herbicides: We don’t use them.

There is a plant cover on the whole ground surface that we mow regularly. We mix up the cut plant remains with the soil to fertilize it, as they contain natural nutrients.

Pesticides and fertilizers: They are made of natural products and have to pass all the necessary tests required by the strict regulations of the European Union.

For us it is important to mention again, that we practice organic farming:

Our goal is to keep the natural balance on our olive grove and to reduce the use of the conventionally, authorized products as much as possible. To give you an example, the fight against an insect called bark beetle! After pruning the olive tree’s branches, we distribute them bundled all over the olive grove. As the insect prefers to infest weak branches for its nutrition and an easier reproduction process, it leaves the olive tree to transfer to the bundled branches, which subsequently decay and become weaker until they dry out. This is the moment when we collect all the bundles to burn them. Doing this we are able to control the insect infestation without using any conventional pesticides.

The methods of organic farming on our olive grove reduce the yield of olives in kilogram and per olive tree. For this reason the production costs arise, but in the fruit there are absolutely no residues that could affect the consumer’s health. It is important to understand that the organic farming reduces the risk of polluting the groundwater, air and different layers of soil with nitrates and other residues affecting the environmental balance, which is of vital importance for our health.

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