Production

Mar. 31, 2020

Europe's Supply of Fruits and Vegetables Hindered by COVID-19 Restrictions

Travel restrictions are keeping agricultural laborers from their seasonal jobs, leaving crops unharvested amid the coronavirus emergency.

Mar. 10, 2020

Native Andalusian Olive Varieties Could Be Wiped Out by 2100, Researchers Warn

Six of seven varieties studied are expected to have less land suitable for their cultivation. Picual is the exception.

Feb. 28, 2020

E.U. Tenders for Private Storage Conclude

The fourth and final tender for private storage aid succeeded in withholding more stocks from the European olive oil market to ease pressure on prices.

Feb. 27, 2020

Coronavirus Epidemic Hits Italy's Agriculture Sector

The rising number of coronavirus infections across northern Italy has impacted every corner of the country's agriculture sector, from harvesting and production to tourism and exports.

Feb. 26, 2020

Croatia Wants Its Olive Farmers to Organize

The minister of agriculture said cooperatives would help the sector by allowing producers to benefit from financial support and other measures.

Feb. 26, 2020

Drones Help Olive Farmers Target Treatments, Increase Profitability

Using drones, multi-spectral cameras and remote sensors, olive farmers can make accurate nutrient predictions, target phytosanitary treatments and more precisely apply fertilizers and irrigation.

Jan. 15, 2020

Hephaestion Was a Friend of Alexander's, but Not Cretan Producers'

Adverse weather conditions in Crete caused further damage to olive oil growers and producers.

Jan. 15, 2020

Where the World's Olives Live Side by Side

From a distance, this olive grove on the outskirts of Córdoba looks just like any other field. But it is home for more than 1,000 olive cultivars from 29 countries, from Iran to the Americas, passing through all of the Mediterranean Basin.

Jan. 13, 2020

Drought, Not Fire, Remains the Bane of Australian Olive Growers

Australia's olive growers have mostly been spared from the wildfires that have been ravaging the country. Persistent drought, however, continues to cause concern.

Jan. 10, 2020

New Year, Same Problems for Greek Olive Oil Producers

Olive oil production varied from area to area, but uniformity of low prices was a constant across all of Greece.

Jan. 10, 2020

Olive Oil Production, Exports Smash Records in Uruguay

In 2019, Uruguay quadrupled its olive oil production relative to the previous year. As trees come into maturity, production is likely to continue trending upwards.

Jan. 6, 2020

Oman Reports a Good Harvest

Sixty tons of olives were harvested in Oman between August and December.

Jan. 2, 2020

E.U. Approves PGI for Apulia

"Olio di Puglia" PGI is entered in the register of protected geographical indications

Nov. 7, 2019

Frescobaldi: Quality Evolves Along the History of a Tuscan Family

The Frescobaldi company has seven hundred years of history but its vision of quality is fresh as ever.

Nov. 5, 2019

Organic Olive Groves Flourish in Spain

In 2018, the surface area of organic olive groves increased by three percent in Spain. A country-wide push toward sustainability and better profit margins on organic oils are among the contributing factors.

Oct. 30, 2019

Spain's Harvest Estimates Continue to Grow

Previous predictions estimated that Spanish production would hover at about one million tons over the summer. The latest estimate predicts a 20-percent higher yield.

Oct. 28, 2019

Pulsed Electric Technology Increases Yield and Quality, Study Finds

A study from the University of Perugia confirms that pulsed electric field technology increases both the quality and yield for three different olive cultivars.

Oct. 28, 2019

Spanish Olive Oil Giant Plans to Evade Tariffs With New U.S. Production Center

Asecur is making plans to open the packaging facility in order to evade newly imposed tariffs on some Spanish olive oil imports to the U.S.

Oct. 23, 2019

Regenerative Agriculture Predicted to Be One of the Top Food Trends for 2020

A conservation and rehabilitation approach increasingly adopted by olive farmers is listed as one of the top food trends for the coming year.

Oct. 21, 2019

Pruneti: Quality Craftsmen in the Heart of Chianti

In a rural stretch of Tuscany, dominated by vineyards and olive trees, Gionni and Paolo Pruneti combine centuries of agricultural know-how with the latest milling technology to produce extra virgin olive oils on the land of their ancestors.

Oct. 17, 2019

The World's Commercial Olive Groves Are Shrinking

The shift to super-intensive cultivation, low prices for olives and olive oil, and the surplus on the international market were identified as factors that led to the reversal of a decades-long trend.

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