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Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops

Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops

Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops

The Centre deals with tree crops: fruit, citrus and olive trees. It carries out research activities for the improvement of the supply chains, developing technologies for genetic improvement, genomics, propagation, sustainability of production and quality of fruits and fruit products, up to the valorization of by-products. It is responsible for the preservation, characterization and enhancement of fruit, citrus and olive collections.


The Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops Centre includes the offices of Rende, Rome, Acireale, Caserta, Forlì and Spoleto.

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Agrumi: L'innovazione varietale arriva prima con il Fast track del Crea

On line l'avviso per aderire alla corsia preferenziale attivata dal CREA di Acireale per permettere ai produttori di valutare le varietà ottenute

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A ridotto contenuto di sodio, ma gustoso come il tradizionale e buono per 90 giorni: dal CREA un nuovo tipo di pane iposodico di grano duro

Pubblicati sulla rivista “Foods” i risultati dell’innovativa ricerca

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CREA is project partner to send Extra Virgin Olive Oils to space in 2022

CREA Olive-Fruit-Citrus Growing center is project partner with ASI and Unaprol, that has goal to send seven extra virgin olive oils to ISS and to see how the oils hold up in space.

Read the story on this link Extra Virgin Olive Oils Will Be Sent to Space in 2022 - Olive Oil Times

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Il CREA organizza un "Save the date " per  4 eventi sul progetto Alive

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Oct 2022

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Convegno di chiusura del Progetto “O.R.G.OLI.O. LUCANO: Ottimizzazione della Redditività e della Gestione degli OLIveti e dei processi produttivi dell’Olio LUCANO

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Director of the Center

Enzo Perri

Direttore

ORCID: 0000-0002-6314-7136
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The Three-Year Research Plan 2018-2020

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The Three-Year Research Plan 2018-2020

CREA's three-year activities plan contains the ten-year strategic vision and operational planning of both the Body in general and the individual Research Centres in particular and is updated annually.

It is prepared by the Scientific Council, adopted by the Board of Directors and approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Tourism.

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The history of the Centre

OLIVE, FRUIT AND CITRUS CROPS

The history of the Centre

The Research Centre for Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops (CREA-OFA) is a research centre belonging to the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics. The structure brings together the centres previously referred to as fruit-growing centres (CREA-FRU Roma, CREA-FRC Caserta, CREA-FRF Forlì), citrus-growing centres (CREA-ACM Acireale) and olive-growing centres (CREA-OLI Rende/Spoleto).

Acireale office
In 1866 it was the seat of the “Comitato Agrario del Circondario di Acireale” and then the seat of the “Regia Stazione Sperimentale di Frutticoltura e Agrumicoltura”. In 1967, the Royal Station became the “Experimental Institute for Agriculture”. Since 2007 the Institute has become “Research Centre for Agronomic and Mediterranean Crops (ACM)". Since 2017 it is seat of the CREA Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops research centre.

Rende office
In 1968, the Institute for Experimental Olive growing was established in Cosenza, with peripheral operating locations in Spoleto and Palermo. From October 1st, 2004, the Experimental Institute became a Research Centre for Olive and Oil Industry with a directorate placed in Rende, instead of Cosenza. Later, Città Sant’angelo (PE) was added to the peripheral office located in Spoleto. With this reform the newborn Centre was able to reacquire some of the activities that it had gained in 1899, following the relocation of the ‘Regio Frantoio Sperimentale’ from Palmi.
Since 2017, the Centre has been part of CREA-OFA, to which the competences of Rende are related. Rende remains the seat of election for olive growing studies as well as the administrative seat of the whole Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops Research Centre.

Roma office
The CREA-OFA of Rome was founded as the Institute of Fruit Growing and Electrogenetics in 1927. In 1955 the Institute became the Experimental Institute for Fruit Growing in Rome, integrating the three peripheral sections of Trento, Forli and Caserta. The 1999 reform established the Council for Agricultural Research (CRA) which transformed the Institute into a Research Centre for Fruit Agriculture. The most recent reorganization of the research institution in 2017 gave rise to the creation of the CREA-OFA, to which the former Fruit Growing Centre of Rome currently belongs.

Caserta office
In 1860 it was the seat of the Agricultural Institute for the research and study of agricultural science and the Experimental Agricultural Garden and in 1939 of the Zootechnical Dairy Institute for Southern Italy. In 1967 it became an operative section of the Experimental Institute for Fruit Growing in Rome. In 2007 it became a Research Unit for Fruit Growing and in 2015 it was organized as a Research Unit for Fruit Growing in Caserta (CREA-FRC). Since 2017 it is one of the five offices of CREA-OFA.

Forlì office
In 1872 it was the seat of the Agricultural Experimental station of Forlì and in 1910 of the Self-sufficient Laboratory of Agricultural Chemistry. In 1967 the Laboratory was turned into the Peripheral Operative Section of the Experimental Institute for Fruit Growing in Rome.
In 2007 it became a Research Unit for Fruit Growing, in 2015 a Research Unit for Fruit Growing in Forlì (CREA-FRF) and since 2017 it is one of the five CREA-OFA offices.