Articles about olive farming New Strain of Plant Germ Killing Ancient Olive Trees in Italy A new strain of lethal plant germ Xylella fastidiosa combined with fungi and an insect are blamed for the disease destroying century-old olive groves in Italy. Spain Wins Again at Second ‘Extrascape’ Competition The small village of San Martino hosted the second edition of Extrascape, a competition for the best olive oil and landscape. Olivapedia: Intensive Groves Intensive and super-intensive olive groves are different to the so-called traditional plantations because of their high plantation density. Genetics May Prove Valuable for Greek Olive Oil Producers While the olive oil industry in Greece is shaky, it is time for pioneering thinking and concerted efforts. Manzanilla Cacereña Of humble origins, like those of the people who have been farming it for centuries, the Manzanilla Cacereña olive is one of the most prized varietals among all those existing in Spain. Casas de Hualdo: The Most Beautiful Olive Grove in the World Observed from any of the hills surrounding the mill, Case de Hualdo looks like the illustration of a very lovely picture postcard. Pakistan to Plant 4 Million Olive Trees Pakistan has announced plans to plant four million olive saplings in the country’s northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Iran Produced 47,000 Tons of Olive in 2012 Iran produced about 28,000 tons of canned olives this year, while olive oil production stood at 3,200 tons. Course Promotes Sustainable Development in Tunisia The International University of Andalucía initiated a new course on Mediterranean olive growing in the African country of Tunisia. Common Fund Nurseries to Serve as Models for New Technologies A new olive tree nursery project in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt is designed to increase productivity and quality. Carol Drinkwater: Following ‘The Olive Oil Route’ with Passion The British actress has written several books on her adventures and is filming her quest to discover the route of the olive tree. Girolio d’Italia ‘Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tour’ Underway in Italy Through December 22, Italy will be crossed by Girolio d'Italia, an 18-stage path trough olive oil-producing regions and villages. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.