Jan. 13, 2020
Australia's olive growers have mostly been spared from the wildfires that have been ravaging the country. Persistent drought, however, continues to cause concern.
Nov. 4, 2019
In Australia, numerous trade barriers have been listed since the launch of a register that aims to identify challenges exporters face.
Sep. 4, 2019
The chairwoman of the Australian Garlic Association pleaded guilty to ten charges after putting the agricultural sector at “great risk.”
Sep. 2, 2019
An independent report commissioned by the Australian government recommended that olive oil's health star rating should not be improved due to its saturated fat content. Opponents said the report misses the bigger health picture.
Sep. 7, 2018
While the overall sector is likely to remain largely unaffected, small growers on the eastern seaboard may bear the brunt of the drought.
Jan. 24, 2017
With legislation making drone ownership easier and more affordable, many farmers are could find a more effective means of crop monitoring and maintenance.
Jan. 19, 2017
Wet conditions in 2016 led to smaller than average olive crops for Western Australian farmers. With the next three months a critical period, many are hoping for better outcomes, but remain at risk due to lack of insurance.
Jan. 16, 2017
A more affordable and time-saving method for culling wild olive trees in Australia has been found in basal bark spraying.
Jan. 3, 2017
Despite delays, British Biotech Company Oxitec is still confident that their genetically modified strain of olive flies will reach further trial stages, but there's a long way to go before growers can access these insects to their advantage.
Dec. 19, 2016
The Olive Lace Bug has impacted Western Australia and is threatening to spread further into the country.
Dec. 13, 2016
Several major Australian supermarkets including the popular chain Aldi, have come under fire after it was found that they were padding their oregano products with olive leaves.
Nov. 23, 2011
The Perth company, led by Mark Kailis of Western Australia’s dynastic Kailis family, failed to raise enough working capital to maintain operations after suffering major losses this year.
Jul. 24, 2011
As Australian olive oil celebrated new voluntary standards making it more difficult for European exporters to do business there, its sibling isn't along for the ride.
Feb. 25, 2011
The Australian olive oil expert said that in criticizing the proposed standards the IOC failed to provide data to support its rationales such as how certain limits were set.
Feb. 18, 2011
The International Olive Council issued a statement calling for the reconsideration of the proposed olive oil standards for Australia and New Zealand.
Jan. 31, 2011
“We’ve had record frosts, record dry and record heat and now record flooding. Clearly there are going to be adverse affects. It’s not looking good.” Paul Miller, AOA
Jan. 18, 2011
The drafting leader of Australia and New Zealand's proposed standards says no international standards in place accommodate the natural variation of olive oils from the region.
Jan. 4, 2011
A draft of new olive oil standards for Australia and New Zealand reveals strict labeling guidelines, while leaving a key international EVOO benchmark unchanged.