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Jan. 29, 2024

In Search of Chill: Cool Nights Needed for Olive Trees in Greece

After warm spells decimated their harvests, producers in Greece are hoping for cool temperatures during critical growing stages this time around.

Jan. 18, 2024

Controlling Black Scale in California Groves

While the invasive insect does not impact oil quality, heavy infestations can reduce olive yields. The pest is expected to spread as California’s winters become milder.

Jan. 16, 2024

El Niño Decimates Peruvian Olive Harvest

Olive oil production in Peru is expected to fall by as much as 90 percent in 2024.

Jan. 3, 2024

Upstart Belgian Importer Stakes Claim on the World Stage

The founders of ASUR source award-winning oils from Greece to sell in Belgium and the Netherlands, facing challenges associated with nascent olive oil markets.

Jan. 3, 2024

Researchers Develop Algorithm to Predict Harvest Potential from Climate Data

The publicly available algorithm was developed using 15 years of data from Italy to compare how combinations of climatic events impacted subsequent harvests.

Jan. 2, 2024

Corto Bets on Olives as Crop of The Future in Changing Sacramento Valley

As California deals with the impacts of climate change, rising labor costs and worker shortages, Corto Olive president Cliff Little believes planting more olives is a solution.

Dec. 21, 2023

Climate Extremes, Economic Pressures Dampen 2023 Harvest, Survey Finds

Olive oil producers gave the 2023 harvest a dismal rating in terms of yields and quality.

Dec. 19, 2023

Olive Center Works to Educate Next Generation of Ag. Pros

The Olea Learn program teaches undergraduates the necessary agronomic and business skills to run an olive farming and olive oil production business.

Dec. 19, 2023

Brazil’s Al-Zait Rises to International Acclaim

In only two seasons, southern Brazilian producer Al-Zait has gone from a newcomer to olive oil production to an award-winner on the biggest stage.

Dec. 13, 2023

An Olive Harvest Under Bombardment in Southern Lebanon

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has drawn in Hezbollah militants from Lebanon, threatening olive farmers and their livelihoods.


Dec. 12, 2023

Production Rebound Still Expected in France After Mixed Harvest

Production could rise to 4,400 tons, though some producers are seeing worse yields than last year.

Dec. 11, 2023

Small-Scale Farmers Celebrate Big-Time Success in Central California

Richard and Myrna Meisler have turned a passion project into one of California’s most-awarded extra virgin olive oils.

Dec. 5, 2023

Hard Work Yields World-Class Quality in Brazil

Estância das Oliveiras earned seven Gold Awards at the 2023 NYIOOC, the most in a single year for any Brazilian producer.

Dec. 5, 2023

Soaring Expenses Strain Producers in Southern Europe

Olive oil producers in Spain, Italy and Greece are grappling with challenges that threaten the viability of the sector.

Nov. 29, 2023

Chilean Producer Bets Big on Italian Varieties

Olivos Ruta del Sol takes advantage of Chile’s terroir to produce some of the country's best extra virgin olive oils.

Nov. 27, 2023

The Ricchiuti Family's 15-Year Journey to Olive Oil Excellence

The family behind Enzo Olive Oil have built a fledgling olive farm to one of the Golden State's most awarded brands.

Nov. 27, 2023

Producers Behind Loco Galbasa Achieve Childhood Dream, World-Class Quality

The Sicilian brand Loco Galbasa combines the pursuit of quality and the commitment to environmental sustainability.

Nov. 27, 2023

South African Producers Celebrate Quality After Season Marred by Blackouts

Seven producers from South Africa’s Western Cape combined to win a record-high 16 awards at the world’s largest olive oil quality competition.