Making Olive Oil
New Technology to Recycle Wastewater
By using the new water recycling system olive producers use up to 90 percent less water, a major benefit for the environment.
‘Diffuser’ System Irrigates Tunisian Olive Trees from the Bottom Up
An innovative water-saving irrigation system developed in Tunisia is providing a viable solution to drought situations experienced by olive producers.
Olive Tree Felling Starts in Apulia Amid Protests
The destruction of the trees follows a controversial proposal to cut down 11 million olive trees to contain the spread of the deadly bacterium.
Destructive Bacteria Detected in France
The French agriculture ministry’s fears have been realized with the detection of a coffee plant infected by Xyllela fastidiosa at a market in Rungis, a suburb of Paris.
Andalucia Journal: Pruning in Huescar
A recently sunny day brought me to an olive grove in Huescar to discover the importance of pruning olive trees.
Lack of Consensus on EU Measures to Stop Outbreak in Salento
Experts from the 28 EU member states in failed to reach a consensus on the measures to contain the spread of the bacterium.
On the Importance of Olive Tree Pruning
“It is fundamental to live like the plant in order to understand what it needs,” the pruner reveals. "Foliage and wood must always be in harmony."
California Olive Oil Pioneer, Nan McEvoy
When anyone told Nan Tucker McEvoy that something would be tough, or that is simply could not be done, she had a knack for going out and proving them wrong.
What Will Save Salento’s Olive Trees?
Is uprooting the only option to save Apulia's olive groves? In Italy, there's a growing outcry against proposed measures to stem a deadly bacteria.
Canadian Farmer Succeeds with Olives and Gives Kelp Seaweed Some of the Credit
On Pender Island, Andrew Butt nurtures 100 trees for table olives and the future goal of producing the first made-in-Canada extra virgin olive oil.
Europe Proposes Cutting Down Millions of Olive Trees in Italy to Fight Outbreak
The proposed measures would include eradication, buffer zones and a strict limit on the movement of young trees.
Olive Tree’s Cool-Weather Offshoot
An Oregon conference exposed the growing culture of pioneers willing to think outside the box about where olive oil comes from and where it’s going.