LYSIMETRIC ANALYSIS OF WATER REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUNG TABLE-OLIVE TREES
Water requirements (ETm) of young table-olive trees were determined by lysimetric method, resulting in an estimated water amount of 305 mm from May to October. Three treatments, consisting in different water supplies (100%, 66% and 33% of ETm) were compared, and showed that tree growth and yield decreased in trees with the minimun water amount; no differences were found between the other treatments. Fruit weight also decreased in treatment with 33% of ETm, while little differences were found on flesh, fats and reducing sugars content in the fruit.
Deidda, P., Dettori, S., Filigheddu, M.R., Virdis, F. and Pala, M. (1990). LYSIMETRIC ANALYSIS OF WATER REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUNG TABLE-OLIVE TREES. Acta Hortic. 286, 259-262