Our olive farm consists right now of 90 hectares olive groves with a medium production capacity of 10 tons per hectare. The reason for such a high yield lies in the installation of a new, patented canal fertilization system for a precise dispersion of fertilizer within the orchards. Furthermore, the consequent implementation of the ecological agriculture, including a closed ecological cycle, is another essential feature of this farm. The use of chemical fertilizer or pesticides is therefore strictly forbidden.
Our farm pursues next to the launching and managing of middle- to long-term research projects the clear aim of keeping alive its close relationship with research and scientific institutes. Swisspica thinks that “research is today’s expenditure and tomorrow’s yield” and uses this motto as a guiding principle of these activities.
In the following, some research activities are listed:
Introduction of the canal fertilization system (CFS) for the first time to the knowledge of the orchard establishment (holder of patent no. 31114)
Morphology and cytology studies of different olive cultivars for an accurate and thorough differentiation.
Determination of the best pollinator varieties among 6 domestic and exotic cultivars
Foundation of a comprehensive collection including 102 cultivars from around the world