drought

Drought Unlikely to Affect Yield, Say Some Greek Producers

Dry conditions over the last six months in Greece have created anxiety in the olive oil industry over yield this season. Producers are reporting, however, that their production might be better than expected.

Droughts Threaten Olive Crops in Southern Europe

Farmers in Europe are concerned as continuing drought conditions and high temperatures throughout southern Europe are threatening crops like wheat, olives and almonds.
Special Report

What Recent Rains Mean for California Farmers

After years of drought, rain has once again returned to California. While many are celebrating, others are dealing with negative consequences including flooding and delayed harvests.

Why the Next Three Months Could Decide the Future for Western Australia Farmers

Wet conditions in 2016 led to smaller than average olive crops for Western Australian farmers. With the next three months a critical period, many are hoping for better outcomes, but remain at risk due to lack of insurance.
Olive Oil Times Special

Olive Harvest in France Threatened by Drought

A prolonged drought in the French department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is threatening the olive harvest which has just begun in the region.

As California Grapples with Water Shortage, Olive Oil Producers See an ‘Up Year’

Despite a wrenching drought and a widening debate over California's water supply, forecasts for the 2015 olive harvest are surprisingly upbeat.
Special Report

Drought Rages On in California

While golf courses and cemetery lawns go brown and cars get dirty, no cutbacks were imposed on the huge agriculture industry.

‘Diffuser’ System Irrigates Tunisian Olive Trees from the Bottom Up

An innovative water-saving irrigation system developed in Tunisia is providing a viable solution to drought situations experienced by olive producers.