OLIVE ADAPTATION TO THE EDAPHOCLIMATIC CONDITIONS IN THE LLUTA VALLEY, ARICA - CHILE.
The presence of 15 olive-tree over 30 year old, in two sections of the valley attest to the natural adaptation of this species to the harsh conditions mentioned above. From this evidence the hypothesis that the olive-tree is viable economic alternative for this valley, was tested.
Five high density (7 x 7 m) experimental plots, one hectare each, were established in the valley, with an altitude gradient (110, 190, 280, 350, and 655 m.o.s.l.).