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Feb. 12, 2019

Olive Growing Seminar Returns to UC Davis

About 75 professional and aspiring olive farmers will gather at the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater in Davis, California for an olive growing master class hosted by the Olive Center and instructed by several experts.

Feb. 11, 2019

The Changing Face of Alentejo's Olive Oil

The Alqueva dam may have thrown a lifeline to some of Alentejo's traditional producers, but nearly 20 years later, it has also brought along new challenges that may prove to be insurmountable.

Feb. 11, 2019

Italian Producers Lose a Champion

Gaetano Avallone, the president of Oleum, died last Monday. He has been fondly remembered by many of his colleagues for his contribution to the Italian extra virgin olive oil sector.

Jan. 22, 2019

Millenary Olive Trees in Spain Named Global Agricultural Heritage Site

The millenary olive trees of Sénia, a territory that stretches in between Barcelona and Valencia, have been formally recognized by the as an important agricultural heritage site.

Jan. 17, 2019

Sommelier Program to Commence in London

The London edition of the acclaimed six-day olive oil sommelier course will begin this weekend in Bloomsbury.

Jan. 16, 2019

Herzegovian Farmer Looks to Keep Momentum After New York Win

The Skegro Family Winery is paving the way for high-quality extra virgin olive oil production in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jan. 15, 2019

Export Ban Impacts Libyan Olive Oil Industry

A ban imposed to olive oil exports in 2017 was meant to protect the domestic production market. Producers say that it is having the opposite effect.

Jan. 14, 2019

The Honey Olive Grove: A Sustainable Solution

This polyculture system brings several benefits to the olive grove in a context of sustainability and resilience to extreme weather.

Jan. 11, 2019

Testing New Ways to Plant Olive Groves Near Madrid

Polycultural olive groves are coming to the Community of Madrid. A new operational group hopes their implementation will increase profits and safeguard against disease.

Jan. 10, 2019

Will 'Oleoturismo' in Jaén Be the Next Big Thing?

Tourists plan their trips around visiting vineyards or restaurants all the time. These days, olive oil is on the list, too.

Jan. 9, 2019

Researchers Use Mathematical Models to Optimize Olive Oil Production

Using response surface methodology, Spanish scientists can now predict the impact that different variables have on the olive oil production process.

Jan. 2, 2019

New Device Detects Adulteration Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy

The sensor uses a combination of laser diodes and computer-constructed algorithms to measure light emissions from samples of olive oils to determine whether they are correctly labeled.

Dec. 20, 2018

Consortium of Italian Growers Calls for 'Serious Action' in Tough Season

The national consortium Italia Olivicola is a new organization bringing together more than 250,000 olive growers from fifteen regions.

Dec. 18, 2018

Yield Uncertain, Quality Looks Good in Spain

Spain's production levels seemed promising until nature threw a few curve balls.

Dec. 11, 2018

Spain's Olive Oil Ambition: To Be the World's Best

The world’s top producer wants to be the best, not just the biggest. They’re on track.

Dec. 11, 2018

Revolution in Extremadura’s Olive Sector Increases Its Economic Importance

Extremadura’s sector is undergoing an important transformation with the expansion of intensive olive crops.

Dec. 6, 2018

An Innovative Anti-Theft System for Olive Groves

An inexpensive security system uses fake olives with microchips to help olive growers prevent and detect thefts, an increasing concern in the sector.

Nov. 30, 2018

Machine Improves Yield in Trial Runs by Hitting Olive Paste With Electricity

A new machine to improve yield fits into the standard olive oil production line, demonstrating that technology has a role in the development of the sector.

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