Alentejo olive trees in southern Portugal are committed to intensive and superintensive cultivation and Plantae technology.

Alentejo que significa «más allá del tajo» se encuentra entre este río y el Algarve. Sus llanuras y el regadío han marcado su desarrollo en los últimos años.

Alentejo is the region with the highest proportion of olive grove of Portugal. With its change in the modernization of the olive grove, it is leading Portugal to double the production of oil.

Plantae  con sensores en olivo intensivo en Alentejo- Plantae with intensive olive sensors in Alentejo
Plantae team analyzing the area to see where it is interesting to put the sensors and the receiving hub
Olivos del Alentejo, Portugal- Olive trees of Alentejo, Portugal
Olive trees of Alentejo, Portugal

Most common varieties of the Alentejo Olives

The most common Alentejo olive variety is carrasquenha and Cordovil de Serpa as traditional olive trees, but nowadays the young plantations are Arbequina, Arbosana, Koroneiki and Picual.

The varieties Arbequina and Arbosona adapt very well to intensive and superintensive crops.

Instalando el HUB receptor- Portugal- Installing the receiver HUB- Portugal
Installing the HUB receiver plantae in olive trees of Alentejo, Portugal

With this bet Alentejo is producing 70% of Portugal's total production.

  • Lately Andalusian businessmen are investing in the transformation of the area.
  • The goal is to change the traditional olive grove for large extensions of intensive and superintensive olive groves , aligned as hedges
  • In addition it is desired that they are easy to work when cleaning or collecting.

The construction of the Alqueva dam, with the largest artificial lake in Europe, provides irrigation to 57,000 hectares that have favored this type of crop.

Olivas. Aceitunas en olivos del Alentejo- Olives Olives in olive trees of Alentejo

Presa de la Alqueva-Alqueva DamObjectives for the Olive Trees of Alentejo

  • First increase production.
  • Second bet on quality and especially for the extra virgin oil , with which they have already won quality awards.
  • Increase exports worldwide.
  • Modernize the sector with cutting-edge technology to plant and collect.
  • Save labor.
  • Take advantage of the climate of southern Portugal for intensive and superintensive olive plantations with controlled irrigation.
  • Increase the production of organic olive growing.

To achieve these objectives we propose our humidity and temperature sensors.

It is possible to improve quality, production and save water and energy.

Hub en olivos del Alentejo-Portugal- Hub in olive trees of Alentejo-Portugal
Hub in olive trees of Alentejo-Portugal

This would not be positive if it were not a irrigated area, thanks to the construction of the Alqueva dam.

Plant modernizing olive trees in Portugal

Entrepreneurs in this area are committed to Plantae installing 160 sensors in the Alentejo olive grove.

Plantae controlando el riego de los olivos- Plantae controlling the irrigation of olive trees

We install three together in strategic places that our agronomists design, to measure different depths, 20, 40 and 60 centimeters.

Thus we assess the humidity of the wet bulb that provides drip irrigation in the vicinity of the olive tree.


Sensores en olivos del Alentejo- Sensors in olive trees from Alentejo
Sensors in olive trees from Alentejo

We also took advantage of our trip to Portugal to install sensors in almond trees .

Almendros con sensores de humedad en la zona de Alentejo, Portugal-Almond trees with humidity sensors in the Alentejo area, Portugal
Almond trees in the Alentejo area, Portugal

Almendros en la zona de Alentejo, Portugal con sensores Plantae- Almond trees in the Alentejo area, Portugal with Plantae sensors

Sensores a tres profundidades en olivos del Alentejo- Sensors at three depths in Alentejo olive trees
Sensors at different depths in superintensive olive