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May. 11, 2020

Sales Slump, Drought, Hit Already Struggling Sicilian Farmers

Sicilian farmers struggle with drought and a severe sales slump as consumers move to cheaper, imported oil blends, leaving premium local EVOOs on grocery shelves.

May. 7, 2020

Researchers Develop Compostable Plastic Packaging From Olive Waste

Spanish researchers have produced a biodegradable and compostable plastic from olive-pit waste to be used in packaging products.

May. 7, 2020

Experts: Sustainable Farming Will Play Key Role in Post-Pandemic World

The population's priorities will shift in a post-coronavirus world, demanding ethical and sustainable production from farmers and distributors in the years ahead.

Apr. 21, 2020

Italian Production in 2019 Exceeds Initial Estimates

Italian olive oil production reached 365,000 tons, an increase of 110 percent compared to 2018 and 25,000 tons higher than initial estimates. Consumption, imports and exports also increased.

Apr. 20, 2020

Study Reveals Potential Economic Impact of Xylella on Spain, Italy, Greece

The disease could cost billions, as almost all producing areas of the three countries are susceptible to the bacterium due to the prevailing climatic conditions.

Apr. 20, 2020

Pakistan Bets Big on Local Olive Oil Production

A new government project is providing support and training for olive growers and oil producers. The goal of Pak Olive is to boost Pakistan's fledgling olive oil industry from relative obscurity to international recognition.

Apr. 17, 2020

Spain Deploys New Technology to Combat Olive Tree Pathogens

Spain's leading non-profit focused on agribusiness is deploying and testing a series of new early detection methods, biocontrol programs and biostimulants to help stem the spread of two deadly olive tree pathogens.

Apr. 17, 2020

A New Strategy Against a Dreaded Pest in Italy

The samurai wasp will be deployed to contain the brown marmorated stink bug which has been devastating Italian agriculture productivity.

Apr. 8, 2020

Olive Harvest in South Africa Proceeds Largely Unhindered

South Africa is in lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but with the necessary permits, EVOO producers continue harvesting.

Apr. 6, 2020

Argentina Olive Harvest Begins Amid Covid-19 Lockdown

As the coronavirus spreads through Argentina, olive growers and oil producers are facing complications both during and after the harvest. Small producers are likely to be impacted the most.

Apr. 1, 2020

As Harvest Begins in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil Records First Exports

Over the past two decades, olive oil production in southern Brazil has gone from one man's dream to a small but booming industry. As the 2020 harvest gets underway, producers in Rio Grande do Sul prepare for another trailblazing year.

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.

Feb. 21, 2020

Climate Change Is Transforming How Plants and Soil Interact

Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns can fundamentally transform microorganism communities in the soil. This, in turn, impacts plant growth and, potentially, crop productivity.

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