irrigation

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

‘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.
Special Report

Less Watering Improves Olive Oil Quality, Study Finds

Research conducted at Spain's Universidad de Extremadura (UEx) indicates that less irrigation results in better olive oil quality and increased health benefits.

A Call for Smarter Irrigation

Experts say olive growers need to accept “that the path to better crop productivity and, ultimately, agricultural sustainability, lies in more efficient irrigation management.”