olive farming

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.

French Farmers Get Outside Help to ‘Professionalize’ EVOO Production

After an improved yet unexceptional olive harvest in France, olive growers are turning to a Spanish company for help.
Special Report

Drones Carry Spanish Producers Into the Next Era of Olive Farming

Spain's Atlas experimental flight center furnishes drone technology that is changing how producers approach olive farming.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

6th ‘Extrascape’ Recognizes Outstanding Olive Oil Landscapes

The 6th edition of the competition for the best extra virgin olive oil landscapes, Extrascape 2017, concluded a two-day event that included several speeches by experts in the field.

Beetle Could Pose New Threat to Olive Trees

Researchers have discovered that olive trees are the only non-ash species of tree vulnerable to attack from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle with potentially devastating consequences.
Special Report

Extra Virgin Territories You Might Not Know

Some lesser-known regions give life to high-quality extra virgin olive oils with unexpected characteristics.

Start Up’s Technology Helps Olive Farmers Cut Costs, Increase Production

The founders of Elaisian say their technology reduced the costs of fertilizers, agronomic consultancy fees, and labor by 50 percent in tests.