October 31, 2011 | After 52 days of dry skies and above-average heat, Andalusia’s wrinkly olives finally relieved their thirst last week. But welcome though it was, the rain came too late to avoid some losses in non-irrigated areas of the region.
October 17, 2011 | Lack of rain is not the only reason forecasts of another bumper year of olive oil production are viewed cautiously in Spain – the olive fruit fly has reared its fearsome head earlier and in greater numbers.
October 16, 2011 | Recent studies conducted at the Universidad de Sevilla’s School of Agricultural Engineering concluded that alperujo, a sub-product of olives obtained after milling and pressing, can be reused as fertilizer in organic farming.
October 11, 2011 | While it is estimated that the high temperatures -- the second highest on record since 1800 -- will reduce olive oil production by about 10 percent, the quality of the oil is supposed to be good.
September 21, 2011 | Just in time for California’s harvest, the trailer delivers parts and service on location to olive oil mills throughout California and adjoining states, at no extra cost to Alfa Laval customers.
August 15, 2011 | Star, a division of Spanish food giant Borges Mediterranean Group, has launched its first grown-in-California olive oil -- using a blend of Arbequina, Arbosana, and Koroneiki olives grown in the Central Valley.