Australia

A Better Method for Controlling Wild Olive Trees in Australia

A more affordable and time-saving method for culling wild olive trees in Australia has been found in basal bark spraying.

Oxitec’s Australian Medfly Trials Proceed

Despite delays, British Biotech Company Oxitec is still confident that their genetically modified strain of olive flies will reach further trial stages, but there's a long way to go before growers can access these insects to their advantage.
Special Report

Australian Farms Face Threat From Deadly Sap-Sucking Bug

The Olive Lace Bug has impacted Western Australia and is threatening to spread further into the country.

Australian Supermarket Accused of Using Olive Leaves as Filler in Oregano Products

Several major Australian supermarkets including the popular chain Aldi, have come under fire after it was found that they were padding their oregano products with olive leaves.
Olive Oil Times Special

Australian Star Knows No Boundaries

Rob McGavin has led Boundary Bend to win over increasingly educated Australian consumers. With his company's expansion to the world's largest market, the odds of finding award-winning Cobram Estate olive oils at a store near you are getting better every day.

Olive Oil, Rice Center Stage at Third Southern Hemisphere Championship

Producers and enthusiasts from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will compete in a competition recognizing award-winning olive oils and innovative dishes.
Special Report

‘Food Is Medicine’ Seminar Highlights Health Benefits of Olive Oil

The free event is aimed at healthcare professionals and features presentations on the positive effects of consuming extra virgin olive oil.

Australian Tycoon Backs Boundary Bend’s Expansion to U.S.

Chris Corrigan is believed to be fronting about half of the $10 million to launch Boundary Bend products and research efforts in the States.