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MOUNTAIN
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Polytechnic Institute
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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Integrated strategies for increasing the productivity of almond trees in Trás-os-Montes

Project Type
Internac / Pub
Financial Program
PRODER - Medida 4.1
Principal Investigator
António Castro Ribeiro
Start
2014-11-16
End
2017-12-31


Description
The almond tree is one of the main nut crops grown in Portugal, with an area of 24676 ha, which represents 34% of the dry fruits area. Low crop yields (363 kg / ha (INE, 2012)) are associated with a deficient installation of many traditional orchards, grown under rainfed conditions, on marginal soils, and, frequently, with inadequate production techniques. This project aims at the implementation and evaluation of integrated strategies for increasing the productivity of almond trees. The technologies will be integrated in the following lines of action: -Rootstocks, varieties and training systems; -Soil management and fertilization; -Deficit irrigation; -Frost protection.

Project Team

Project Partners

  • Amendoacoop - Cooperativa de Produtores de Amêndoa de Torre de Moncorvo C.R.L
  • Cooperativa Agrícola de Alfandega da Fé, CRL
  • UTAD - Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro