25 Jul '11, 10am

Olive orchards a threat to #Mediterranean soil - - #olives #soil #erosion #oilvetrees #soilerosion #oliveoil #nature

Olive orchards a threat to #Mediterranean soil - - #olives #soil #erosion #oilvetrees #soilerosion #oliveoil #nature

The olive tree is a species native to the coastal areas of the Eastern Mediterranean, but which is now widely cultivated in many regions of the world with a Mediterranean climate and which today has become a dominant one within the Mediterranean basin, where it is grown for food, namely the fruit and olive oil , but also for fine wood. Economic relevance of olive cultivation has increased considerably since the second half of the 20th century. In an article currently in press on Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment , Spanish researchers measured soil erosion rates over a 250 year period. Erosion is the process by which sediment material is removed from one place, transported and eventually leads to its deposition elsewhere. Soil erosion is a natural process, which is increased in agricultural areas particularly through poor soil management practices. Results obtained from...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/nature/olive-orchards-threat-me...

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