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The South Australian Grower – September 2010
High-density option for growers
ESTABLISHMENT of high-density olive groves
with low costs of production is the focus of a
seminar on Saturday, October 16, following the
Australian Olive Industry Expo.
Hartley (pictured) and Malcolm Lewis from
Lewis Horticulture will cover a full range of
topics, including how to establish and
maintain a high density grove, costs, suitable
varieties, commercial outcomes and the use
of high-level mechanisation.
Speakers will draw comparisons between
high-density and traditional groves, and
outline reasons why growers need to adopt
new technologies to survive and remain
The seminar will take place at Lewis
Horticulture and includes a tour of Trevi Olive
Estate with owner Robin Trevilyan, the 2007
Australian Olive Grower of the Year. Growers
will have an opportunity to speak to Robin
about the issues associated with adopting
high density technology.
Robin says the technology, introduced into
Australia during the past decade by Lewis
Horticulture, is producing exceptional results
with a low cost of production, allowing
Australian growers to be internationally
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