When i went for the organic certification i concluded that our olives were already managed under those principles, which interdict the use of chemical fertilizer or pesticides.
But organic farming can’t be just that, it’s also to cooperate with nature to create a richer and biodiverse system . How? By using the follow practices, all of then applied here:
Green fertilizer – It consists in seeding plants that fix the nitrogen from the atmosphere and then cut and plow them. This allows the soil enrichment in a natural way and protect it from erosion.
Shredding of the pruning foliage –When the olive trees are pruned, their branches and leaves can be shredded for easily composting in the soil.
Green cover –This practice consists in the maintenance of annual green cover, seeded or spontaneously, that greatly contributes to erosion protection and the increasing of organic material and biologic activity.
Manura –Sometimes i really need to replace nutrients and for that we use chicken or sheap manura from organic or no intensive productions.
Wild spaces – We preserve the natural spaces in the grove, like hedges or native forest, which are shelters for birds and auxiliary insects that eat some of the plagues.
To have an organic olive oil the concerns must be taken to the olive press. It must operate only organic olives and it needs to be certified for that.
To prove the best practices in organic farming our olive oil production is certified every year, allowed our product to have the European bio stamp.