POSSIBILITIES OF MECHANICAL PRUNING IN TRADITIONAL OLIVE GROVES
Therefore, the Institute of Agricultural Engineering has been investing new solutions to these problems for a long time. Actually tests were carried out in some old olive-groves with medium and big-sized trees. Where possible a pruning-machine with circular saws was employed, whereas different working chains, utilizing motor saws, were tested in olive-groves characterized by trees with a big crown.
The results obtained provided useful information on the possibility of mechanizing this important cultural operation even in traditional olive-groves, where mechanical pruning is sometimes "difficult".