Apr. 29, 2020
Seventy hectares of Filippo Berio’s Tuscan olive groves will be transformed into an “open-air laboratory” for research into combating Xylella fastidiosa.
Apr. 24, 2020
New measures aim to promote the reuse of city wastewater for the irrigation of farmland.
Apr. 21, 2020
Thousands of small farmers are having to contend with seasonal labor shortages, a lack of spare parts for their machines, severe drought and wild boars roaming through unworked fields. Italian agriculture is facing challenges from all directions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr. 8, 2020
South Africa is in lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but with the necessary permits, EVOO producers continue harvesting.
Apr. 6, 2020
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
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
Travel restrictions are keeping agricultural laborers from their seasonal jobs, leaving crops unharvested amid the coronavirus emergency.
Mar. 10, 2020
Six of seven varieties studied are expected to have less land suitable for their cultivation. Picual is the exception.
Feb. 27, 2020
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
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
Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns can fundamentally transform microorganism communities in the soil. This, in turn, impacts plant growth and, potentially, crop productivity.
Feb. 7, 2020
With higher costs and lower yields than modern olive oil farms, quality alone may not be enough to protect Italy's smaller producers in a fast-changing international market.
Feb. 5, 2020
The Nelson Mandela Social Cooperative produces high-quality extra virgin olive oil and promotes the social inclusion of refugees.
Jan. 27, 2020
In spite of a record drought and devastating bush fires, some large Australian producers are expecting close to an average production and high-quality oils in 2020.
Jan. 15, 2020
Adverse weather conditions in Crete caused further damage to olive oil growers and producers.