Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Olive Germplasm - The Olive Cultivation, Table Olive and Olive Oil Industry in Italy

Edited by Innocenzo Muzzalupo, ISBN 978-953-51-0883-2, 384 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 05, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/3314
Monograph

The olive (Olea europaea) is increasingly recognized as a crop of great economic and health importance world-wide. Olive growing in Italy is very important, but there is still a high degree of confusion regarding the genetic identity of cultivars. This book is a source of recently accumulated information on olive trees and on olive oil industry. The objective of this book is to provide knowledge which is appropriate for students, scientists, both experienced and inexperienced horticulturists and, in general, for anyone wishing to acquire knowledge and experience of olive cultivation to increase productivity and improve product quality. The book is divided into two parts: I) the olive cultivation, table olive and olive oil industry in Italy and II) Italian catalogue of olive varieties. All chapters have been written by renowned professionals working on olive cultivation, table olives and olive oil production and related disciplines. Part I covers all aspects of olive fruit production, from site selection, recommended varieties, pest and disease control, to primary and secondary processing. Part II contains the chapter on the description of Italian olive varieties. It is well illustrated and includes 200 elaiographic cards with colour photos, graphs and tables.

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Dr. Innocenzo Muzzalupo

Agricultural Research Council (CRA)

Innocenzo Muzzalupo is a researcher of Science and Food Technology at the CRA - Olive Growing and Oil Industry Research Centre in Italy. He received degree in Biological Science from the University of Calabria in 1993 and received his PhD degree (1997) in Chemistry from the University of “La Sapienza” Rome. After receiving his PhD degree, he was appointed as Post-Doctoral (1999) in Food Science at the University of Calabria. Between 1999 and 2008 he had a contract as professor of Botany at the University of Calabria. Following eight years of extensive research on olive characterization, in 2008 he was appointed as a researcher at CRA.

Experience

  • 1999 - current

    Agricultural Research Council (CRA)

Education

  • 1991 - 1992

    SMFN, University of Calabria, Rende

    Ecology

  • 1993 – 1996

    SMFN, University of Calabria, Rende

    Chemistry

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