Mechanical harvesting, fruit and oil quality in olives influenced by harvest time and exogenous application of ethylene
|dc.contributor.author||Alowaiesh, Bassam Fares I|
|dc.contributor.supervisor||Prof. Zora Singh|
|dc.contributor.supervisor||Prof. Stan Kailis|
|dc.contributor.supervisor||Dr Zhongxiang Fang|
Effects of fruit growth and development, different harvesting times, concentration and time of ethephon application on facilitating mechanical harvesting and oil quality of ‘Frantoio’ and ‘Manzanilla’ olives grown in south-western Australia were investigated during 2013 - 2014. Harvesting in late-May to mid-June or an exogenous spray of ethephon (1000 – 1500 mg L-1) two weeks before harvest facilitates mechanical harvesting and excellent physical, biochemical and sensory attributes of fruit and virgin olive oil in both cultivars.
|dc.title||Mechanical harvesting, fruit and oil quality in olives influenced by harvest time and exogenous application of ethylene|
|curtin.department||Department of Environment and Agriculture|