Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 60, No 1 (2002)

Phenology, aerobiology and production of an olive grove in Almodóvar del Campo (Castilla-La Mancha)

Concepción Saénz Laín
Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Spain

Montserrat Gutiérrez Bustillo
Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense, Spain

Vicente Alcolado Sánchez Mateos
Centro de Capacitación y Experimentación Agraria, Spain


The results of twelve years of observations on olive grove phenology at the experimental grove in Almodóvar del Campo (Ciudad Real) are presented. Daily atmospheric pollen analyses of Olea at the same site over the last three years are also reponed. A statistical study relations flowering to climate variation is presented. The influence of minimum temperatures and accumulated rainfall on the initiation of the opening of the corolla (E) is confirmed. The duration of the stage from the beginning to the completion of flower opening (phase F) is lengthened when there is rainfall during this phase. Annual totals of atmospheric Olea pollen are compared to the olive production in the municipality and in the experimental grove, for the three years and show a similar trend.


aerobiology; phenology; olive

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