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Orchards, Fruits, & Agave


Olive Educational Resources 

UC ANR Organic Olive Production Manual
UC ANR Olive Production Manual
UC Davis Olive Center

Olive Oil Standards
The Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC) ensures labeling and quality standards of CA OO.
USDA Olive Oil and Olive-Pomace Oil Grades and Standards
CDFA Grading & Labeling Standards for Olive Oil, Sept 2014  
Summary Table of California Olive Oil Standards

Olive Oil Processing Resources
Olive Oil Cultivars
Processing & Quality
Olive Oil Production References
Olive Oil Yield
Olive Maturity Index

Olive Oil Evaluation

Growing Olives

Video: Pruning a Medium Density Olive Tree

Olive Oil Industry

Interview: Growing Production of Olives & Olive Oil in CA, Feb 2014


UC ANR Agave Resources/Recursos
Guidelines for Agave Selection and Production in California
Blog Post: UC Scientists Share Techniques to Sustainably Grow Agave in California
Join CaliAgave Network

Yessica Fernández is a PhD student in agricultural economics at the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo in Texcoco, Mexico, and is member of the Water Resources Management Group led by Dr. Sam Sandoval Solis. 
She shared that in Mexico, agave needs around 300 mm (~12 inches) of rainfall per year and is typically not irrigated. The soil needs to be moist only when planting. In California studies, she said most agave systems have irrigation which can be helpful. After the agave roots are established, one irrigation event per month is enough. This crop has a lot of potential as a low-water use crop with cultural significance.