Low-Volume Irrigation of Olive Orchards

Low-volume irrigation contributes to quality yields, with its clear advantages:

1. Reduced evaporation, saving water and nutrients
2. Prevention of weed growth which competes for precious water and nutrients
3. Delivery of nutrients and water in precise portions directly to the root zone according to the tree's requirements in all stages of its development.

Olives irrigated with drip, Israel Olive orchard in Portugal
Olives irrigated with drip, Israel Olive orchard in Portugal



Irrigation Cycle

A small wetting volume requires short irrigation intervals and smaller water applications. Special emphasis must be placed on the design to ensure well-aerated root zones (in clay soils) for optimal root growth.

Extended over-wetting results in lack of air and damages the plant's ability to absorb water and nutrients, exposing the tree to disease and decay.


To read more about olives and irrigation of olives with NaanDanJain products, download our
Olive Booklet (pdf file).