Production

Dec. 5, 2022

In Slovenia, a Fruitful Harvest Despite Drought, Pests

The last few seasons in Slovenia have been characterized by high summer temperatures and a lack of precipitation. Salvation came with heavy September rains.

Dec. 5, 2022

Olive Fruit Fly Could Undermine Greek Olive Oil Production

The fruit fly threatens expectations of a bumper crop. Experts suggest a change in established practices of fighting the pest.

Dec. 5, 2022

Growers in Xylella-Ravaged Puglia Assess a Delicate Harvest

Farmers who have followed the phytosanitary protocol are harvesting olives from trees where the infection has been brought under control.

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Dec. 5, 2022

Farmers in Córdoba Fear Lasting Effects of Prolonged Drought

The lack of rainfall and scarce water resources mean trees may not receive enough water this winter to produce fruit and oil in 2023.

Nov. 30, 2022

Centuries-Old Groves Restored and Harvested at Trajan's Historic Home

Dubbed Trajan’s Olive Oil, the initiative is an efforts to revitalize agricultural production in the historically-industrial area.

Nov. 28, 2022

Bureaucracy Hampers Expansion of Olive Oil Production in Croatia, Producer Warns

Award-winning producer Marijana Podrug sees increased production and tourism potential in Croatia but said government bureaucracy is getting in the way.

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Nov. 14, 2022

Despite Drought, Croatia Enjoys Fruitful Harvest

Producers across Croatia are expecting a bumper harvest after timely rain saved many from the scorching summer drought.

Nov. 14, 2022

Titone Carry on Pioneering Legacy of Organic Farming on Sicily

From father to daughter, the award-winning producer continues following her father’s path of high-quality production and sustainability.

Nov. 14, 2022

Farms in Italy Welcome an Uptick in Agritourism as Challenging Harvest Gets Underway

The legislation provides funds to train farmers and producers how to run tourism operations in Puglia, which is expecting a 50-percent production decrease.

Nov. 10, 2022

A Predicted Record Harvest Would Make Turkey the World’s Second-Largest Olive Oil Producer

The country’s olive oil and table olive yields are expected to reach record highs. Officials hope to export more olive oil to Europe and grow domestic demand.

Nov. 10, 2022

Ahead of a Bumper Harvest, Lebanese Producers Demonstrate Resilience

Producers expect near-record yields but continue to face some of the world's most difficult olive oil production conditions.

Nov. 10, 2022

Nearly Half of the Farmland in Europe Faces Erosion Factors

Soil assessment and conservation measures are increasingly important due to climate change. Good farming practices could reduce erosion caused by tillage, water and wind.

Nov. 9, 2022

Record Harvest in Herzegovina Heralds Expansion of Olive Growing in Western Balkans

Herzegovina produced 280,000 liters of olive oil. Officials plan to triple the amount of land dedicated to olive growing in the coming years.

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Oct. 6, 2022

Farmers in France Confirm Grim Predictions as Harvest Gets Underway

Heat and drought led to premature olive drops across southern France. The yield is expected to fall by 50 percent compared to last year.

Oct. 6, 2022

Producers in Andalusia Brace for Second Worst Harvest on Record

Olive oil production in Andalusia is expected to be nearly 50 percent below the rolling five-year average. The table olive harvest will also be significantly lower.

Sep. 29, 2022

Organic Olive Groves Continue to Flourish in Spain

Andalusia and Aragón experienced the most significant increases in organic olive cultivation.

Sep. 29, 2022

Promising Signs of a Robust Harvest in Greece

Contrary to other main European producers, Greece expects a substantial increase in its harvest yield. However, significant challenges could hamper the final tally.

Sep. 27, 2022

Growers and Producers in Italy Anticipate a Challenging Harvest

Rising production costs combined with lower-than-expected yields in some parts of Italy will force many olive-related companies to make tough decisions.

Sep. 21, 2022

Adverse Weather Dampens New Zealand Harvest

Producers began 2022 with optimism for another excellent harvest, but rain and disease resulted in some producers yielding no oil at all.

Sep. 15, 2022

Agronomist Restores 400-Year-Old Olive Grove to Better Withstand Droughts in Croatia

Restoration of centuries-old trees is the first line of defense against drought, according to one young agronomist.

Sep. 14, 2022

How a Chilean Disrupter Shook Up the Country's Olive Sector

Chile’s leading olive oil producer came to fruition after a roadtrip through Spain. It is now leading the way in precision agriculture and sustainability.

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