live groves" is a project that we are carrying out to show that an olive grove without herbicides works better and increases its production.
We allow plant cover to grow, and even honey species are planted, which while serving to feed our bees, help to provide organic matter and pump minerals from deep horizons, to take advantage of the energy capture surface, to favor the filtration of water to the roots of the olive trees and to maintain a biodiversity in the olive grove. All of this contributes to generating value in the agrosystem, an increase in fauna and flora, increases in pollination, inputs and the health of olive trees, which translate into higher productions and lower maintenance costs, reduction of use of sanitary products and labor and fuel costs in unnecessary tillage work.
Currently the tests are being carried out on several farms, such as the Corbel Family Castle Farm in Recas (Toledo), the Escorial Farm in Mombeltrán (Ávila), and the Balaguera farm in Ugena (Toledo). In all of them, considerable increases in production have been noticed since we started the project. "Olivares