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Proper Application of Fertilizers May Lead to More Consistent Olive Harvests

A study finds that periodic fertilization with nitrogen, phosphate and potassium decreases the alternate bearing pattern of olive trees.

Making Olive Oil in Sun-Drenched Hot Spot

While Mykonos, Santorini, and the other small islands of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea are famous to vacationers, they also make olive oil the locals are proud of.
Special Report

Sustainable Management of Olive Groves Can Tackle Effects of Climate Change

A leading expert in fruit tree physiology, Cristos Xiloyannis, has been committed to developing sustainable olive growing techniques.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

Moroccan Farmers Combat Climate Change With Olive Trees and Innovation

Climate change is altering Morocco's landscape and creating serious challenges for the agricultural sector. In the Al Haouz province, resilient farmers took steps to adapt, and they have a burgeoning olive industry to show for it.

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.
Special Report

Irrigating with Wastewater Found Not to Affect EVOO Quality

A study finds that irrigating olive trees with treated wastewater could be an effective way of preserving resources without affecting quality.

How Terroir Affects EVOO Quality in Chile

A recent study found that the geographical location had a greater influence on the concentration of sensory compounds in extra virgin olive oil than cultivars.