The oil cultivation is carried out according to the organic farming method, respecting the EEC rules 2092/91. Soil fertility is maintained and increased exclusively through organic and mineral fertilizers and through agronomic techniques like green manuring (sowing of vegetal remains). Herbicides are not used and, as far as phytosanitary measures are concerned, no chemical products are used. The only exception is given by deltamethrin, exclusively used to fight the olive fly, within special traps containing specific attraction substances. Therefore, the quantity of insecticide used is limited and is not spread over the plants.
The processing takes place in a certified oil mill complying with the EEC rules 2092/91. The processing stages are the following:
The holdings do not have the certification to obtain the PDO label. Despite this, the olive groves are situated in the production area of the extra-virgin olive oil Garda Bresciano with the PDO label (Protected Designation of Origin). The olive groves comply with the specifications parameters also as far as varieties are concerned: as a matter of fact, extra-virgin olive oil is obtained for at least 55% from the following olive tree varieties, growing alone or together: Casaliva, Frantoio, and Leccino. The production, harvesting, and processing methods also comply with the limits set by the production specifications.
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