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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. 16, 2019

Europe Releases List of Priority Plant Pests

The E.C. has released its priority plant pests list ahead of the Plant Health Law that comes into effect on December 14.

Oct. 15, 2019

European Commission Will Allow Self-Storage

The announcement comes as low prices continue to cause hardship for olive growers and oil producers.

Oct. 9, 2019

Andalusia Temporarily Bans Machine-Assisted Harvesting at Night

The ban will give the autonomous government time to research the impacts night-harvesting has on local and migrating bird populations.

Oct. 9, 2019

Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia

A European Commission report predicts a three-percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.

Oct. 7, 2019

Olive Harvest Underway in Italy

Some producers are already at work, while many others are getting ready for a new olive oil campaign committed to the highest standards of quality.

Oct. 1, 2019

Olive Oil Commission of California Funds Research

The OOCC's research projects for the new fiscal year will give the state's producers insight into the control of olive knot and olive anthracnose.

Sep. 23, 2019

Italy's New Agriculture Minister Pledges to Stem Spread of Xylella

At a meeting with olive oil industry representatives, Teresa Bellanova expressed her commitment to curb the spread of the bacterium, help affected famers and millers, and maintain a constant dialogue with Brussels.

Sep. 16, 2019

Olive Oils From Sardinia Find a Modern Audience

Sardinian olive oil has long been a staple of Italian cuisine and culinary prowess. The combination of international awards and oleoturism is putting the Mediterranean island in the spotlight.

Sep. 12, 2019

Six Years With No Cure: The Continuing Consequences of Xylella

While the body of research on Xylella fastidiosa has expanded significantly since its discovery, so has the complexity of the disease. With no cure in sight, farmers must learn to adapt.

Sep. 10, 2019

The Give and Take of French Cultivars

Local olive varieties in France are known for their sensory qualities, if not for their yields.

Sep. 9, 2019

Greeks Optimistic About Upcoming Harvest

Most producers are expecting a good harvest amid more favorable growing conditions than last year.

Sep. 5, 2019

Making 'Magic' at Domaine de La Vallongue

Near Saint Rémy-de-Provence, Domaine de La Vallongue grows five varieties typical in the Vallée des Baux to craft its award-winning blend.

Sep. 4, 2019

Extreme Weather Near Madrid Decimates Olive Harvest

A combination of rain, wind and hail has severely damaged 90 percent of olive trees just outside of Madrid. Small farmers have been hit the hardest.

Aug. 27, 2019

Rediscovering Ancient Varieties to Meet Today's Challenges

Recovered ancient olive cultivars seem to provide a good answer to today's challenges such as those posed by climate change, extreme temperatures and pests.

Aug. 19, 2019

Xylella Fastidiosa Could Be Contained With Better Monitoring

New data from the Sbarro Health Research Organization suggest that even 100-percent compliance to the present uprooting containment strategy would only partially stop the spread of Xyella fastidiosa in Italy.

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