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Concerns About Dimethoate Ban Among French Olive Growers

Following a ban on the use of the insecticide dimethoate in France, French olive growers are concerned about the risk of damage to olive trees by the olive fruit fly, and increasing production costs.

Best Practices for Producing Flavored Olive Oil

The polyphenol content of flavored olive oil produced by addition of herbs to crushed olives before the malaxation step was almost three times higher than that of untreated olive oil.

Research Confirms Xf to Blame for Desiccation of Salento Trees

A project funded by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA confirmed that the destruction was caused by the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium.

Andalusia Declares Its Agriculture Xylella-Free

After the completion of 600 tests on regional crops ranging from olives to almonds and citrus, Andalusia determines the plague has not penetrated its borders.
Special Report

On the Preservation and Maintenance of Monumental Olive Trees

Tips on the preservation and maintenance of monumental olive trees by the leading expert Giorgio Pannelli.

In Liguria, Olive Oil from a Golf Course

Ligurian producer Franco Boeri Roi makes a Taggiasca olive oil from the trees growing in a golf club in Sanremo.
Olive Oil Times Special

The Art of Olive Oil: Greek Package Designs Draw from Deep Cultural Roots

Greek olive oil producers and their designers are presenting innovative brands and packages inspired by a rich cultural heritage.

Irrigating with Wastewater Found Not to Affect EVOO Quality

A study finds that irrigating olive trees with treated wastewater could be an effective way of preserving resources without affecting quality.